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Gretl

Overview
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Gretl is a free, open-source cross-platform software package for econometric analysis, written in the C programming language.

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Statistical Software Free

Features

• Easy intuitive interface
• A wide variety of estimators
• Time series methods
• Limited dependent variables
• Panel-data estimators
• An expanding range of contributed function packages, written in hansl
• Facilities for easy exchange of data and results with GNU R, GNU Octave, Python, Ox and Stata

License

Proprietary

Price

• Free

Pricing

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Free Trial

Available

Users Size

Small (<50 employees), Medium (50 to 1000 employees), Enterprise (>1001 employees)

Website
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Gretl

What is best?

• Output models as LaTeX files, in tabular or equation format
• Integrated powerful scripting language (known as hansl), with a wide range of programming tools and matrix operations
• GUI controller for fine-tuning Gnuplot graphs

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Ease of use
7.5
Features & Functionality
7.4
Advanced Features
7.6
Integration
7.4
Performance
7.6
Training
Customer Support
7.5
Implementation
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Bottom Line

Gretl is an econometrics package which includes a shared library, a command-line client program and a graphical user interface.

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Gretl is a free, open-source cross-platform software package for econometric analysis, written in the C programming language. Gretl offers features such as French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, German, Basque, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Czech, Traditional Chinese, Albanian, Bulgarian, Greek, Japanese and Romanian as well as English language support. It features a wide variety of estimators: least squares, maximum likelihood, GMM; single-equation and system methodsleast squares, maximum likelihood, GMM; single-equation and system methods, ARIMA, a wide variety of univariate GARCH-type models, VARs and VECMs (including structural VARs), unit-root and cointegration tests, Kalman filter, logit, probit, tobit, sample selection, interval regression, models for count and duration data, instrumental variables, probit and GMM-based dynamic panel models. Gretl supports data formats including own XML data files; Comma Separated Values; Excel, Gnumeric and Open Document worksheets; Stata .dta files; SPSS .sav files; Eviews workfiles; JMulTi data files; own format binary databases (allowing mixed data frequencies and series lengths), RATS 4 databases and PC-Give databases. Gretl offers an intuitive user interface which is very easy to get up and running with econometric analysis and offers many practice data files and command scripts that are well annotated and accessible and two other useful resources for gretl users such as documentation and the gretl users’ mailing list. Gretl’s “home” platform is Linux but it is also available for MS Windows and Mac OS X, and should work on any unix-like system that has the appropriate basic libraries for users.

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