[ESS] Gretl mode for ESS
spinuvit at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 00:00:38 CEST 2012
>> ahmadou dicko <dicko.ahmadou at gmail.com>
>> on Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:04:40 +0000 wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I would like to know if adding a GRETL <http://gretl.sourceforge.net/> mode
> to ESS is planned ?
I have never heard of gretl. How big is the community? And how does it
compare to R, ox and eviews?
> There's already a basic gretl
> but it lacks several features availables in ESS R-mode (sending
> command line, buffer, autocompletion, etc)
It's not that difficult to add a new interaction mode to ESS. The main
problem is not with adding a mode, but rather with maintaining it latter
I can look into it, but not earlier than in a couple of months time.
> So my question is if it's not planned, where to start ? (I would like to
> help even if my elisp programming skillz is weak)
You can look into it yourself. Sources for inspiration are ess-julia.el,
which you probably should start with, and also ess-r-d.el for a more
complete picture. Once the editing mode is there, the main step is to
construct ess-gretl-customize-alist with all the defaults needed for the
interaction with the subprocess, and then write 'gretl function for starting
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