[Gretl-users] Question about bundles in loops

Allin Cottrell cottrell at wfu.edu
Tue Sep 18 20:28:49 EDT 2012

On Tue, 18 Sep 2012, Logan Kelly wrote:

> I am using version 1.9.9 on a Win 7 64 bit machine
> When I try
> loop m = 1..ModelCount
>    bundle test
> endloop
> I get the following error:
> Bare declarations are not allowed here:
>> 'bundle test'
>>> bundle test

OK, thanks, I see the issue -- and it's quite subtle. You can't 
redeclare an already-declared variable (although it's fine to assign 
it a new value, of course), so the above is not legit in a loop. The 
difference in the variant I posted is that the declaration uses the 
loop index (as a string) in naming the new variable ...

loop i=<<whatever>
   bundle bun$i
   # do stuff

so gretl is clever enough to understand that this won't be the same 
declaration over and over, it will be declaring a new bundle each 
time round. That's what you have to do.

Allin Cottrell

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