[R] gretl Conference, Bilbao 2009

Ignacio Diaz-Emparanza ignacio.diaz-emparanza at ehu.es
Mon Dec 1 16:07:13 CET 2008

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Gretl (GNU Regression, Economestrics and Time Series Library) is a 
cross-platform software package for econometric analysis, written in the C 
programming language. It is is free, open-source software with GNU GPL 
License. Allin Cottrell started the development of Gretl in 2001, so it is a 
very young package. The relationship between Gretl and R is very strong, 
specially after the developments made in the last year, which allows R 
scripts being executed from inside gretl scripts, and passing data from gretl 
to R and viceversa.

The gretl user community has been growing slowly but constantly over these 
years so we noticed that we need a first reunion of users. This has been 
organized as a scientific congress so, apart from the invited sessions, there 
will be sessions with contributed papers, subject to a review process.


The gretl Development Team, the Econometrics Research Group (University of the 
Basque Country, UPV/EHU) and the Faculty of Economics and Business (UPV/EHU), 
are happy to announce a call for papers for the Gretl Conference to be held 
in Bilbao (Spain) on may 28-29, 2009.

The organizers are glad to announce that Professor D. Stephen G. Pollock,   
University of Leicester, has agreed to participate in the conference as a 
keynote speaker.

We encourage everybody willing to support and spread the use
of open-source econometric and statistic software to take part in this
conference, especially if you are interested in:

- Teaching econometrics and statistics using free software
- Implementation of some econometric techniques in gretl
- Methodological papers with a strong computational emphasis
- Applications using gretl
- Developing gretl

    Ideally, submitted papers should be done with gretl but papers con-
taining statistical and econometric applications done in any other pack-
age, could be acceptable provided that the paper or the discussion con-
tains a section on what gretl lacks to do the same. Submissions for oral
and poster presentations are accepted.

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2009
Notification to Authors: February 27, 2009
Early Registration Deadline: April 18, 2009
Conference: May 28-29, 2009

You will find all the information about this conference in:


Ignacio Diaz-Emparanza  
Avda. Lehendakari Aguirre, 83 | 48015 BILBAO
T.: +34 946013732 | F.: +34 946013754

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