Re: Python

On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 07:00, Andreas J. Guelzow wrote:
On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 21:16, pasty wrote:
> Hi,
>  Not sure if this is the best place to ask these questions, but here goes.
>  As new comer to Gnumeric, I'm trying hard to leave Microsoft's Excel 
> behind.  Unfortunately, I've become rather reliant on a number of functions 
> written in visual basic.  Transfering excel workbooks really means re- 
> writing a number of functions.
>  When adding user defined functions, is it best to write python plugin 
> modules (as described in the help manual) or is there another method?
>  If python plugins are the most suitable, is there a way of having gnumeric 
> re-read the python plugin file without closing and re-opening?
> Functions written in python plugin work real well.  It would be nice 
> however, if Gnumeric could load a python function definition set written 
> for a specific workbook, maybe embedded in the Gnumeric file, or saved to 
> the same directory with the workbook's name and the .py file extension
>  Can user defined functions be called by the button wigets?
> There is an entry in the Gnumeric manual under extending Gnumeric called 
> "defining new functions".  Is this page empty because the feature hasn't 
> been documented yet, or because the feature hasn't been implemented yet.


I don't know much about the python plugin and the ability to write new
functions using it. Hopefully Jon-Kåre or Adrian will reply to your
message. I would be interested in knowing though, what functions you
need to add that aren't already provided by gnumeric. I don't find it
hard to write plugins in C that add additional functions. And if there
are any generic functions that would be nice to be added to gnumeric we
would proba;y like to do that.


I have one, if you don't mind me jumping in here. When I set up a reference to a cell on another sheet that is set up to go to a URL (or a mailto: which is what I really want), I would like to be able to click on the referencing cell and have it take the same action as the referenced cell would take if I clicked on it directly. Does that make sense?

Don Henson

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