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Hansl-Gretl-Language

by atecon ST3

Sublime support for hansl scripting language: syntax-highlighting, auto-complete, snippets

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Hansl-Gretl-Language

Sublime support for Gretl's scripting language called Hansl. The package's features are:

  • Syntax-highlighting

  • Completions

  • Snippets

  • Gretl build-systems (Batch mode, CLI, REPL)

Gretl is an open-source statistics and econometrics software: http://gretl.sourceforge.net/

Hansl is a recursive acronym: it stands for “Hansl’s A Neat Scripting Language”. For a primer on Hansl: https://sourceforge.net/projects/gretl/files/manual/hansl-primer-a4.pdf/download

I - Installation

This plug-in is available on package control. It's recommended to get it from there.

Steps fpr installation:

1) Call “Package Control” via the key-bind - Win/Linux: ctrl+shift+p - Mac: cmd+shift+p

2) Type “Package Control: Install Package” and search for “Hansl-Gretl-Language”.

Note: If you don't see this plug-in in package control is likely because you have a too old version of Sublime installed. The plug-in will only be visible with a build >= 3084.

Syntax-highlighting

Build 3084 of Sublime introduced a new format for syntax definition files. The documentation can be found here. This package makes use of this new syntax.

Once the package is installed, every file with an *.inp file type will automatically be recognized as a Gretl file using the Hansl syntax. You should experience syntax-highlighting immediately. Otherwise, go through the menu: View > Syntax > Hansl.

The new syntax will improve the way your Gretl/Hansl code is coloured: alt text

Note: There are still some edgy cases left for improvement.

Completions

This feature is automatically activated for every *.inp file. Start typing a gretl command, function name or name of an accessors and you will see some suggestions which can be accepted via the Tab key.

Snippets

Snippets make you really productive! These are little templates which save typing. Simply open a gretl *.inp file, and start typing if. You will see some suggestions which can be selected via the Tab key again. Explore and start writing your own snippets.

Watch for a tutorial on snippets here: https://youtu.be/MeOaWR2T6TU

Gretl build-systems

Support for build-systems is a great feature of the Sublime editor. They allow you to execute a program. I've added different build-system for Gretl such that you can run your Gretl script via the “gretlcli” program — Gretl's command line program instead of the GUI.

Three build-systems are configured (see ./build-systems/Gretl.sublime-build):

1) “CLI”: Execute a Gretl script in a terminal – non-interactive.

2) “Batch mode”: Execute a Gretl script and quit.

3) “REPL”: Interactive mode opening a command line interface.

The REPL requires the additional installation of the Terminus package for sublime. For a video tutorial on Terminus see here: https://youtu.be/mV0ghkMwTQc

For a great video tutorial on how to make a build-system interactive with Terminus I also recommend: https://youtu.be/etIJMVIvVgg

Changelog:

v0.2.0 (November 2020): - Added new additional snippets

v0.1.0 (May 2020): - Initial release