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#25 crash when saving Panel data

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2007-12-30
2007-12-30
Anonymous
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When I try to replicate Dollar/Kraays "Growth is good for the poor" (with their own data loaded down from Kraay's homepage) Gretl crashes when I save the file (unbalanced and with varying years)after having transformed the file to the Panel, INDEX, format. Is there a bug? (I have not had other problems when otherwise using stacked paneldata in Gretl).
(I submit the file and you can see what happens when you try to make the transformation)

Professor Lars P Syll
lulapa@lut.mah.se

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  • Sven S.
    Sven S.
    2007-12-30

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    I can confirm the crash with 1.7.1 on windows.

    (opening file ok, changing dataset structure using index variables ok, saving: I get a progress-bar window and then gretl crashes)

    Since I have rarely used gretl with panel data I had virtually no idea what I was doing, but it shouldn't crash, so I'm increasing the priority.

    -sven

     
  • Sven S.
    Sven S.
    2007-12-30

    • priority: 5 --> 8
    • summary: Paneldata probelem --> crash when saving Panel data
     
  • Allin Cottrell
    Allin Cottrell
    2007-12-30

    • labels: --> data storage/retrieval
    • assigned_to: nobody --> allin
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
     
  • Allin Cottrell
    Allin Cottrell
    2007-12-30

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    Thanks for the report. The crash was due to incorrect handling of
    the "observation marker" (country) strings when the dataset was
    expanded to a full panel. This is now fixed in CVS. In the
    meantime a workaround would be to remove the markers (Data menu,
    Remove case markers) before converting to a panel.