On Mon, 7 Sep 2020, Luke Hartigan wrote:
I have installed gretl on my Fedora 32 workstation via the official
Fedora repo. There does not seem to be any packages in the official
repo that contain the two seasonal adjustment programs X-12-ARIMA and
TRAMO/SEATS. Are the two '.rpm' files available on the gretl website
suitable for use with the Fedora 32 version of gretl? Further, what
does the 'i586' stand for in the package names for each program?
i586 basically means "Pentium" and implies 32-bit -- those builds ar
quite dated by now. I have now put 64-bit Linux versions of
X-13-ARIMA-SEATS and TRAMO/SEATS in the x13as and tramo directories
They're tested on Fedora 31 and should, I believe, work on Fedora
Here's a quick install guide. If this works for you I'll update the
info on the gretl website:
=== start guide ===
To install x13as-linux-64.tar.gz or tramo-seats-linux-64.tar.gz
for recent 64-bit Linux with libgfortran.so.5.
Download the file you want from
Keep track of the download location! Then in a terminal
sudo tar xvf <download-location>/x13as-linux-64.tar.gz # or
sudo tar xvf <download-location>/tramo-seats-linux-64.tar.gz
This will unpack the selected program into /opt/x13as or
Then in gretl go to /Tools/Preferences/General and select
the "Programs" tab.
For x13as, set "Path to x12arima" to /opt/x13as/bin/x13as
For tramo-seats, set "Path to tramo" to /opt/tramo/bin/tramo
And that should be all.
=== end guide ===