gretl is a cross-platform software package for econometric analysis, written in the C programming language.
- Easy, intuitive GUI
- Sophisticated (OLS, MLE, GMM, system estimation)
- Internationalized (10 languages besides English)
pros: it is easy to use and open source.. cons: *it's features are basic level *gui design is poor (no "integrated windows" option, icons are bad and sometimes some windows (like time series modellig setttings) not suitable for smaller size screens). as just an opinion: * there are no enough examples in its manual for its puseudo codes. *Support/developing can be slow (but as they say "u can always contribute for a faster progress" after all it is open source). * it seems they dont want it to be more than an "eviews like program". learn a programming language and make your own codes. it will make u better in statistical analysis