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The core packages of the family are OxMetrics which provides the user interface, data handling and graphics, and Ox Professional, which provides the implementation language. The other elements of the family are interactive, easy-to-use and powerful tools that can help solve your specific modelling and forecasting needs.

OxMetrics 7, published and distributed by Timberlake Consultants is now shipping.

OxMetrics has just released its latest version, version 7.1 which includes several important fixes and improvements. For a summary of these improvement see below:

Windows:

  • Fixed: HP filter (Algebra function smooth_hp), omitted last observation in sample (unless there was a missing value at the end).

OS X:

  • removed Deleted stale lock msg
  • Fixed installation scripts weren't running (missed an incompatible change in PackageMaker)
  • Fixed AppNap is causing trouble with OxModel, because it is hidden while waiting for an activation command from OxMetrics. This will take a long time (8-10 seconds) when napping.

Linux:

  • Fixed incompatibility in newer libpng caused OxMetrics to crash at startup on newer distros (causing a segmentation fault in longjmp_chk upon opening the program on a system using libpng16).

Improvements OxEdit and OxMetrics Saving: if upper ascii or unicode characters are present in the document: save as UTF-8 with BOM (previously only if unicode characters > 0xFF=255 were found).
Problem with println("S\xF8ren"); and println("Søren");

  • On the Windows console: depends on the active code page (chcp).
  • in OxEdit: skips quite a bit of output after that.

Notes:

  • When making the file UTF-8 (by adding some unicode in comment), the output appears properly in OxEdit/OxMetrics (but not on the Windows console, because that cannot handle UTF-8).
  • Can make the Windows console UTF-8 by using chcp 65001 and the Lucinda Console font, then correct in both. So best solution is for OxEdit/OxMetrics to treat all files with upper ASCII as UTF-8, not just files with characters > 0xFF.
  • OxEdit/OxMetrics needs to distinguish:
    1. ASCII (<=0x7F)
    2. ANSI (<=0xFF)
    3. UTF-8 with BOM, default to ASCII if no chars >0x7F found
    4. UTF-8 without BOM, need to autodetect upon load
    5. others only with BOM

OxMetrics 7.1 also brings new improvements and fixed existing problems to its programming language Ox.


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