On Tue, 10 Oct 2006, John Paravantis PhD wrote:
The new version of gretl installs within Program Files and this
is great BUT tramo and x12 arima STILL install in the userdata
directory and DO NOT work with version 1.6.0.
I have now tested this on Windows. As you say, the default
install directory for X-12-ARIMA and TRAMO/SEATS is still
c:\userdata, and this really ought to be updated in line with
On the other hand, I had no problem running either program with
current gretl. The classroom installation that I checked already
had X-12-ARIMA installed in c:\userdata, and calling the program
from gretl (which is in the current default location of c:\Program
Files) worked OK. TRAMO was not installed on the machine in
question. I downloaded ts_install.exe and ran it, accepting the
default of installation in c:\userdata. Then I restarted gretl,
and I could access TRAMO alright.
I'm not sure, but this may be the issue: After switching the gretl
installation to a different location, you may have to seek out the
uninstallers for both x12a and Tramo, and uninstall then reinstall
those programs. I suspect that some stale Windows registry
entries are causing the problem.