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#81 Missing time series menus when running portable version

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2015-03-12
2011-07-08
Good_Newz
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This is a strange bug that I encountered while running Gretl 1.9.5 portable of my usb drive using gretlnet.txt. I ran the program opened a file and in the Model->Time series menu i encountered that there some options missing. Those options missing were ARCH, GARCH, Vector Autoregression, Var lag selection, VECM, Cointegration test (anything bellow ARIMA). I suspect that the missing menus are because the portable version is conflicting with an older version of gretl installed on the computer (1.9.2). The older version was installed using admin right and so it cannot be removed. I suspect some registry entries might be at play. I can run the models using command line although I get a weird printout when i do GARCH (see attached images).

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  • Good_Newz
    Good_Newz
    2011-07-08

    The menu of gretl 1.9.2 installed using admin rights

     
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  • Good_Newz
    Good_Newz
    2011-07-08

    screen shot of gretl 1.9.5 running using gretlnet.txt

     
  • Sven S.
    Sven S.
    2014-02-21

    Ticket moved from /p/gretl/bugs/158/

     
  • Sven S.
    Sven S.
    2014-02-21

    [This action is part of a little round of maintenance, sorry for the delay.]

    I don't think that gretl is actually currently promising to be used in parallel with an installed and the portable version, so I'm regarding this as a request for such an additional feature instead of a bug. Therefore moving this from the bugs list to the feature requests list.

    thanks,
    sven

     
  • Sven S.
    Sven S.
    2015-03-12

    Hm, Allin could you comment on whether there is some hope to avoid a clash between an installed an a portable version? I tend to think now that it is either a bug, or it is simply unavoidable and thus not a feature request; but I am unsure which.

    thanks,
    sven