On Tue, 19 Nov 2013, Giuseppe Vittucci wrote:
there are two behaviors of gretl I am not particularly comfort with.
1) When an open dataset is "Saved as..." with a different name
(sometimes subsampled), gretl does not change anymore to the new file,
but keeps on working on the old file.
I open dI.gdt. If I make some changes to this dataset and save it as a
new file with the name dII.gdt, gretl does not automatically move to
dII.gdt but it keeps on working on dI.gdt.
Is this an intended behavior or a bug?
I find it quite annoying as most of the time when I save the dataset in
a new file I want that gretl switches automatically to it.
2) I found the possibility to automatically create interaction variables
with the command "^" very useful.
There is nonetheless one effect of the command that is annoying: when
you use (dummy) variables in the command that are grouped together, some
of the new interactions variables are placed in the same group.
Here is an example:
I have a panel of firms in different regions.
I want to create region-time dummies.
creates the time dummies and group them together in the list of
variables, and that's fine
I have a categorical variable called "reg".
The following commands work as expected and create the region-time
dummies I need:
list dt = dt_*
list H = reg ^ dt
The only problem with the result is that gretl puts all the variables
dt_#_reg_#, EXCEPT dt_1_reg_#, in the same group of dt_#
What I would expect is that:
- all the new variables are grouped together in a new group, or
- all the new variables are placed in the time-dummies group, or
- the new variables are not placed in any group...
I know these are only minor issues, but since the new release is coming
I thought this is the right moment to "ask" ;-)
I think you should find that these thigs are fixed in gretl 1.9.14.