an interesting test of gnumeric
- From: Todd Graham Lewis <tlewis mindspring net>
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: an interesting test of gnumeric
- Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 19:58:28 -0500 (EST)
1) fill row #1 with "=1" out to the (n)th column, say Z;
2) Set 2 and B2 to 1;
3) Set C2=A2+B2;
4) Select C2 and extend it out to (n)2 (Z2 in this case).
This gives you fibbionaci;
5) Set A3=A1+A2;
6) Select A3 and extend it down to the (p)th row, say 20.
This gives you fibbionaci again;
7) Select A3:A(p) (A3:A20 in this case); grab the bottom right
corner; extend it to the (n)th column, Z20 in this case.
Now you have a big fibbionacci spreadsheet with lots of recursive
addition on it. Set the bottom right selector thingie to average.
Now start selecting a single cell and dragging your collection to cover
a large rectangle. The expansion of the selection region is very
slow for me.
1) Perhaps these values could be cached rather then being recomputed
on the fly;
2) Perhaps a page could be stolen from the caanvas here and the average
calculation could be deferred, or perhaps done in interruptible chunks
so that too much work isn't wasted during a change in selection.
Just some suggestions. I won over a GNOME convert within MindSpring
earlier this week just based on Gnumeric! He asked me if I knew of
any decent spreadsheets under Unix, since sc is apparently not Y2K
compliant. He glanced at gnumeric for about 5 seconds and said "I'm
installing GNOME." Keep up the great work!
I can't wait until Guppi et al. are integrated and the ORBit perl
bindings are done. A scriptable spreadsheet with good graphics
will sweep like fire through the unix community...
Todd Graham Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org (800) 719-4664, x2804
"It's still ludicrous that nobody's ever made a run at us by making UNIX
a popular platform on PCs. It's almost too late now." -- Steve Balmer
"It is too late." -- Bill Gates _Newsweek_, 6/23/97, p. 82
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