General info


Gretl is a cross-platform software package for econometric analysis, written in the C programming language. It is is free, open-source software. You may redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) as published by the Free Software Foundation. You may obtain all the information about the gretl program at

The Gretl Conference is a meeting of users and developers of the gretl program. It takes place every two years and the structure is like a small scientific conference with invited sessions, outreach sessions by the developers of the program and presentations contributed by users.

All users are encouraged to submit abstracts for possible presentations. Presentations on any Gretl-related topic are considered, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • new user-written commands, including commands for modeling and estimation, graphical analysis, data management, or reporting
  • use or evaluation of existing Gretl commands
  • methods for teaching statistics with Gretl or teaching the use of Gretl
  • case studies of Gretl use in novel areas or applications
  • surveys or critiques of Gretl facilities in specific fields
  • comparisons of Gretl with other software or use of Gretl together with other software
  • computational techniques of interest to users and developers of open source software

Invited speakers: We have been fortunate to have guest speakers of very high level in the world of econometrics. Thanks to all of them.