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Does Gnumeric have all the same fomulae as Excel though? That's the fear i've got of spreadsheet alternatives. Ok, you can code them yourself using a scripting language, but that should be a last resort in all honesty
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If one uses a spreadsheet program, one should use gnumeric.
I've heard about how good it is. Excel is more a general purpose spreadsheet program, while gnumeric seems to be for more advanced work.
    
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Does Gnumeric have all the same fomulae as Excel though? That's the fear i've got of spreadsheet alternatives. Ok, you can code them yourself using a scripting language, but that should be a last resort in all honesty
In my experience it has all of the excel functions (I heard that it achieved complete excel compatibility in 2003) AND it has added a couple of hundred MORE functions to increase capabilities. In addition, the gnumeric creators are working closely with the creators of the R project (a well known GPL statistics programming language) to make gnumeric even more powerful.
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In my experience it has all of the excel functions (I heard that it achieved complete excel compatibility in 2003) AND it has added a couple of hundred MORE functions to increase capabilities. In addition, the gnumeric creators are working closely with the creators of the R project (a well known GPL statistics programming language) to make gnumeric even more powerful.
I find it funny that it's included in my LXDE netbook setup. So the best excel alternative is the "lightest weight". That's pretty impressive. I feel sad that I just found out about it 3 days ago.
     
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