[Gretl-devel] Feature list on the web page

Allin Cottrell cottrell at wfu.edu
Thu Jul 2 09:02:36 EDT 2015

On Thu, 2 Jul 2015, Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti wrote:

> On Wed, 1 Jul 2015, Allin Cottrell wrote:
>> Good points. I have updated the top-level gretl webpage accordingly.
>> Those who maintain translations of the website please note. See
>> http://gretl.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/gretl/gretl/doc/website/template/
>> where the relevant (English) file is index_pat.html.
> I would like to propose a few additions/corrections:
> * GARCH -> "wide variety of univariate GARCH-type models"
> * should we also mention ordere logit and probit, multinomial logit etc?
> * "Heckit" is a popular name, but a little frowned upon by some; I quite like 
> it as a house term, but on the webpage I would prefer "sample selection 
> model"
> * Under panel-data estimators, also include probit, ivpanel; use the "GMM" 
> catchphrase
> * Say something about robust/nonparametric stuff
> * "Command loop structure" is obsolete. I'd rather have something more on 
> hansl instead. A link to the hansl primer wouldn't hurt, either.
> * I'd probably add a few examples of what you can find among contributed 
> function packages. Actually, this could somehow be merged with the 
> "Contributing to Gretl" section.

More good points. I'll follow these suggestions, except that I won't
attempt to do much with the function packages section for now -- that 
seems to me a bigger issue.

> And while we're on the topic, we really ought to have a forum. The wiki 
> experiment more or less died a peaceful death, but nowadays I guess that 
> people expect to be able to ask questions to "the community" through a forum 
> rather than mailing lists. Of course, looking after a forum website is a 
> hefty job (it's important to filter spamming etc), so I don't expect anybody 
> to volunteer in the next 5 minuts, but let's just say it'd be nice if someone 
> stepped up ;)

If we were going to do that, it would make sense to use some existing 
machinery such as stackexchange. Any volunteers to find out what 
exactly it would involve to set up a gretl "site" there?


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