How to think about sigils?

Gekko uses the ‘funny symbols’ (sigils) % and # to indicate scalars and collections (for instance lists), respectively. More about these in the previous post. But how to think about them? For instance, in Gekko 2.0, a scalar value is written like “VAL v = 100;”, not...

Funny % and # symbols (sigils)

What is a sigil? In Gekko, sigils are used to denote general variable types, for instance %x if it is a scalar (string/value/date), #x if it is a collection (list, matrix or map), and plain x if it is a timeseries. The use of # was inherited from AREMOS, but AREMOS...

Modernization

I know, it was indicated that this blog would be updated regularly, and that has not happened for a long time (about a year). In the first part of that year, a lot of time was devoted to improving the plotting/graphing capabilities of Gekko, so that a version 2.2....

ANTLR experience

When starting up Gekko (nine years ago), I started up simply looking at input (user input, or command files) as text strings, trying to figure out the meaning character by character. Such an approach quickly gets extremely messy, because you need to try to match, for...

Choice of GUI (WPF)

GUI means graphical user interface, and Gekko can be divided into two parts: the engine (core modules), and the GUI. Gekko tries to avoid too much clicking and pointing, instead offering a well-functioning syntax. Some software packages allow all operations to be done...