ports/113052: Move misc/gretl to math/gretl; add secondary category of finance

bf bf2006a at yahoo.com
Sun May 27 09:50:04 UTC 2007

>Number:         113052
>Category:       ports
>Synopsis:       Move misc/gretl to math/gretl; add secondary category of finance
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-ports-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sun May 27 09:50:03 GMT 2007
>Originator:     bf
>Release:        n/a
gretl is used in the mathematical analysis of time series, and has a functionality that is similar to various statistical and signal processing components of it++, octave, scilab, R, numpy/scipy, etc. -- most of which are in the math category.  It should really be placed there, rather than in misc.  In recognition of the fact that it implements some methods that are commonly (but not exclusively!) used in econometrics, it should also be given a secondary listing in finance.  (In my opinion, however, it shouldn't be given a primary listing in that category, because most of the ports there deal with the nuts-and-bolts of accounting, payment methods, taxes, and stock tracking.  To my knowledge, the only ports now in finance that remotely resemble gretl are quantlib, xtrader, and qtstalker, all of which employ simpler methods that are more specific to financial time series than are the more general methods in gretl. 



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