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Re: Spreadsheet for Linux

>>>>> "Craig" == Craig Oda <> writes:

    Craig> Hi, I am using Linux in the office.  I find it excellent
    Craig> for e-mail, writing documentation, prototyping programs,
    Craig> and debugging equipment.  I really prefer LaTeX to MS Word
    Craig> and am totally biased against the Mac.

As compared to Lose 3.1 and its big brothers?  :-)

    Craig> So my question is, how does everyone else meet their
    Craig> spreadsheet requirements?  I know everyone must have to
    Craig> work out budgets or data calculations at some time.  If I
    Craig> stick to xspread is there a light at the end of the tunnel?
    Craig> Is there something better?

I looked around a bit and there didn't really seem to be reason to
believe that xspread is going to get better unless you do the code
hacking yourself.  I could easily be wrong, but....  I didn't look
that hard because I rarely need to do spreadsheet-type calculations,
and never use business-style presentation graphics (those are easy
enough to hand-code, anyway).  For more difficult stuff I use
Mathematica/X from the Institute's Sun workstation.

On the other hand, there is an OA package from something called Angoss 
software on Disk 3 of the Infomagic Linux Developer's Resource.  This
is only a demo, but apparently it's the full package---you just need a 
key that you can get from Infomagic to make it licensed.  I have no
idea whether it's any good or cost-effective for your application.

(BTW, thanks for putting me on to Infomagic.  I'm a believer.)

                            Stephen J. Turnbull
Institute of Socio-Economic Planning                         Yaseppochi-Gumi
University of Tsukuba            
Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba, 305 JAPAN       

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