gretl man page

gretl — GNU Regression, Econometrics and Time-series Library


gretl [ options ] [ datafile | scriptfile | sessionfile ]


gretl is an econometrics package, built around a shared library which may be accessed using a command-line client program (gretlcli) or a graphical user interface (gretl_x11). The program gretl is a wrapper script that calls the GUI if the DISPLAY environment variable is set, otherwise the command-line client.

For details, please start up either the GUI or the command-line client and consult the online help, or read the printed manual, which is available in PDF format via the gretl website,


These are the options supported by the gretl_x11 program; gretlcli is a little different.

-r script, --run script
Open a script.
-c, --dump
Dump the configuration file.
-d database, --db database
Open a local database.
-e, --english
Force use of English.
-r script, --run script
Open a script.
-w database, --webdb database
Open a remote database.
-h, --help
Give help information and exit.
-v, --version
Give version information and exit.


~/.gretl2rc per-user configuration file

~/.gretl directory for user runtime files

Environment Variables

Specifies the user's home directory
Specifies the X window display to use

See Also



The gretl team


1.9.5 The gretl team econometrics