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File:Gretl logo.png
File:Gretl screenshot.png
Screenshot of gretl
Developer(s) The gretl Team
Initial release January 31, 2000
Stable release 1.8.7 / January 24, 2010; 128193042 ago
Preview release Through CVS
Written in C
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Multilingual (11)
Development status Active
Type statistical software
License GPL

gretl is an open-source statistical package, mainly for econometrics. The name is an acronym for Gnu Regression, Econometrics and Time-series Library. It has a graphical user interface and can be used together with X-12-ARIMA, TRAMO/SEATS, and R. It is written in C, uses GTK as widget toolkit for creating its GUI, and uses gnuplot for generating graphs. As a complement to the GUI it also has a command line interface.

gretl includes the possibility to output models as LaTeX files.

Besides English gretl is also available in Basque, Czech, German, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

gretl has been reviewed several times in the Journal of Applied Econometrics.[1][2][3] There is also a review of gretl in the Journal of Statistical Software.[4]


Supported Data Formats

gretl offers its own, fully-documented, XML-based data format.

It can also import ASCII, Comma Separated Values, databank, EViews, Excel, Gnumeric, GNU Octave, JMulTi, OpenDocument Spreadsheet, PcGive, RATS 4, SAS xport, SPSS and Stata files. It can export to GNU Octave, R, Comma Separated Values, JMulTi, and PcGive file formats.


  • Version 0.1r released, January 31, 2000
  • Version 0.2 released, April 14, 2000
  • Version 0.30 released, October 15, 2000
  • Version 0.40 released, November 18, 2000
  • Version 0.60 released, December 12, 2000
  • Version 0.70 released, March 16, 2001
  • Version 0.90 released, March 28, 2001
  • Version 1.0.0 released, November 15, 2002
  • Version 1.1.0 released, July 23, 2003
  • Version 1.2.0 released, November 14, 2003
  • Version 1.3.0 released, November 15, 2004
  • Version 1.4.0 released, June 29, 2005
  • Version 1.5.0 released, December 15, 2005
  • Version 1.6.0 released, September 13, 2006
  • Version 1.7.0 released, November 27, 2007
  • Version 1.8.0 released, January 23, 2009

See also


External links

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