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BSD Today: Spreadsheets under BSD (part 2) -- Gnumeric, Abacus and oleo

Aug 20, 2000, 21:55 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clifford Smith)

[ Thanks to Jeremy C. Reed for this link. ]

"In the first installment of this overview, I looked briefly at Applix Spreadsheet, as well as the curses-based sc program and the Xspread spreadsheet. This time I'll cover Gnumeric, Abacus and Oleo."

"This program is the brainchild of Miguel de Icaza, chief architect of the Gnome window manager, and more recently, co-founder of Helix Code."

"Gnumeric easily imported the data and formulae from the Excel spreadsheet, and retained complete functionality within the cells. This is an excellent spreadsheet for the Excel junkie, except that charting capability is -- at this moment -- available only in the CVS source tree. Linking to live data is not native at this point. There are, however, ways to link Python and Perl utilities to the program. Live data might be available to someone who can write a routine using these interfaces."

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