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Old 03-15-2010, 11:25 PM   #1
stu7
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help please... a DIFFERENCE function in Gnumeric ?!?


In gnumeric I am able to write: 2 + 4 _or_ 4 - 2
_or_ 2 * 4 _or_ 4 / 2... and, happily, three of these
simple math operations do have corresponding [word function]
equivalents... so... we can also write, in gnumeric:
SUM / PRODUCT / QUOTIENT... but, either I am going blind,
or, there is simply no DIFFERENCE function therein ?

Any gnumeric users know how to construct a "difference"
operation ? Logically, this /should be/ something like:
=DIFFERENCE(A1,A2) ...should be... but, for me, no
such function available.

suggestions ?

thanks
 
Old 03-15-2010, 11:36 PM   #2
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Maybe not really what you are looking for, is there any reason you can't use:
Code:
=sum(a1,-a2)
or
Code:
=-sum(-a1,a2,a3,...)
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:06 PM   #3
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well I had in fact looked for an INV or inverse...
if -sum(... would work, that would be ok,
Im just wondering why no DIFFERENCE function
explicitly ?

thanks for your suggestion / I will try it


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Maybe not really what you are looking for, is there any reason you can't use:
Code:
=sum(a1,-a2)
or
Code:
=-sum(-a1,a2,a3,...)
Evo2.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 01:21 PM   #4
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Excel doesn't have a "difference" (or "sub()") function either. For the same reason - it's redundant, and unnecessary. To be redundant

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ex...ry%20functions

http://www.fifi.org/doc/gnumeric-doc...html#REFERENCE
 
  


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