#147 crashes when saving session with panel data

closed-fixed
gretl gui (36)
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2010-10-09
2010-10-07
Tomas Houska
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Gretl crashes when saving session, which includes panel data. At first I though it was due to large amount of data being saved (99.994 observations), but the same crash is happening for aporx. 22k observations (but not for 50k) => I assume its not the data volume

I am able to save the session with data inside Gretl, with comments inside gretl, but when I save a model as an icon and attempt to save the session, program crashes.

I attache the txt generated by the program crash.
I use windows xp, do not have admin rights on my computer, but the computer itself is a good piece of HW. I use 1.9.1 version of gretl.

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  • Tomas Houska
    Tomas Houska
    2010-10-07

    crash report from windows

     
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  • Tomas Houska
    Tomas Houska
    2010-10-07

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  • Allin Cottrell
    Allin Cottrell
    2010-10-07

     
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  • Allin Cottrell
    Allin Cottrell
    2010-10-07

    Could you try running the script fake_panel.inp (attached below) and
    see if it produces a crash on your system when you save the gretl
    session? This script is my attempt to replicate the problem, but
    here it runs OK.

    It might also be helpful if you could attach a data file and a model
    specification that produces a crash on saving the session.

     
  • Tomas Houska
    Tomas Houska
    2010-10-07

    I tryied your script and my gretl did not crash. you can get my session file here: http://netload.in/dateiogsk4B5syh/data.gdt.htm (its is over the data limit allowed here). and I attach script crash.inp which if I run on given data, my gretl crashes. It is tested on two independent computers.... crashed on both

     
  • Tomas Houska
    Tomas Houska
    2010-10-07

     
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  • Allin Cottrell
    Allin Cottrell
    2010-10-07

    Thanks very much for the example. I think I have found the
    problem. I didn't get a crash here (on Linux) but I did get a
    bad session file, due to a bug in the copying of the missing
    observations information for saved models. Can you try the
    current Windows snapshot ( http://gretl.sourceforge.net/win32/ )
    and see if that solves the problem?

     
  • Tomas Houska
    Tomas Houska
    2010-10-08

    I tried the last build that is now available and the problem remains the same... Gretl still crashes after saving the data (or better said after running the script I attached here)

     
  • Allin Cottrell
    Allin Cottrell
    2010-10-08

    Sorry, the fix I applied was correct but it was not complete.
    I think the current snapshot should now have the problem
    solved.

     
  • Tomas Houska
    Tomas Houska
    2010-10-08

    hey, it worked!! thanks a lot!! :-) problem fixed

     
  • Allin Cottrell
    Allin Cottrell
    2010-10-09

    Glad to hear it! Thanks for the report, and the confirmation of the fix.

     
  • Allin Cottrell
    Allin Cottrell
    2010-10-09

    • assigned_to: nobody --> allin
    • labels: --> gretl gui
    • status: open --> closed-fixed