[techtalk] viewer for doc/excel

CaitlynMáireMartin caitlyn at netferrets.net
Fri Mar 3 14:20:03 EST 2000

Hi, Conni,

Have you tried StarCalc in StarOffice?  I think it will do what  you want.

That isn't the way I use a spreadsheet, and Gnumeric is finally almost
adequate for what I do.  It is definitely *not* Excel, which, in turn, is
still nowhere near as nice as 1-2-3.


Lighthouse Keeper in the Desert Sun wrote:

> On Mar 3, Rik Hemsley conjectured:
> > #if Simona Nass
> > > Other than Excel, is there anything like it for UNIX? -S.
> >
> > Apparently Gnumeric is supposed to be like Excel. Funny, it
> > doesn't seem anything like it to me. Perhaps I missed something,
> > or perhaps it's just Gnome hype strikes again.
> I tried gnumeric, but I didn't see *any* support for graphs/charts or
> statistical analysis.  THose are the only two things I ever use Excel for.
> (And I don't have excel, because my copy of win98 doesn't have the office
> package.  Just M$"works", which is crap, too.  It doesn't do statistics.
> It might do graphs, but I doubt it.)
> Anyway, though, I needed to make a graph for a lab report, and I couldn't
> decipher gnuplot, so I used appleworks on the iBook.  After much arguing,
> I got it to graph what I wanted.  THen I had to have Ben convert it to eps
> on his G3... it was a pain.
> Does anyone know how to use gnuplot?  Does gnumeric actually do graphing
> and statistics?  Help, anyone...
> Conni

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