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Sorry, I can't vote on this one yet. The spreadsheet program I use isn't listed here.
Can you say SuperCalc? I knew you could So, if you can say that you can also say 'sc' - no, it's not SuperCalc It's "Spreadsheet Calculator". Try it! you'll like it. especially if you don't do much GUI, spending most of your time at a shell prompt like I do - sc works everywhere, and it's small, fast, and doesn't scarf up bandwidth via X so it's always there waiting for you when you ssh into your box
still unconvinced? do a 'man sc' and you'll be hooked. If you really need a GUI umiteaswell do mACROsFOT.
If you can put sc up there on the poll I guarantee it will have at least one vote
If you want your calculations to come out with the right answer (and not ten orders
of magnitude off with the wrong sign) then you basically have to rule out Star/Open
Calc and Kspread (and Excel, had it been there). I don't know about Abs. Gnumeric
is probably the only one of the contenders that has received serious attention with
respect to precision.
This affects linear regression (LINEST, ...), lots of statistical functions (AVERAGE,
VAR, ...), and even surprisingly simple functions like PRODUCT and GEOMEAN.
Well, I have several big .xls files with a lot of cells and cross-references.
Only gnumeric can open them.
OOcalc use 100% CPU during 15 minutes and I finally close it.
In terms of speed and algorithms efficiency, gnumeric beat all Linux spreadsheet hands over !
Gnumeric has also a set of importer/exproter that make it unique. Almost all features supported in gnumeric are supported in the importers/exporters.
The graphing engine is also based on very strong basis. Unlike OOcalc and XL, the hierarchical structure of a graph is very transparent. In OO or XL, you never where to click to select one or another graph object. It also has png and svg support, very useful to insert the graphs in another application.
I have found Star Office quite a chore to configure. For example, on a multi user Solaris 9 server, after the initial install, all the user accounts have the shortcuts for Star office on their CDE desktop panel, but when the users attempted to edit documents the application crashed (on all 50 accounts) leaving a core file and several *.tmp files, users home directories started filling up, no one could edit their files, my phone was hopping mad! I migrated the system to Open Office 1.1 without any problems , each user account was very easy to configure no more complaints , thank god!!