Re: Simple spreadsheet program.
- Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:59:30 +0000
- From: Joe <joe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Simple spreadsheet program.
On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:42:08 +1100
Erik Christiansen <dvalin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 13.03.18 08:59, Joe wrote:
> > I'm not aware of a 'simple' spreadsheet, as it is the kind of
> > application that begs for feature-creep. Synaptic turns up sc,
> > which I know nothing about, but the description doesn't look
> > compatible with 'simple', unless the user interface is similar to
> > something you already know.
> An sc description: "Its keybindings are familiar to users of 'vi', and
> it has most features that a pure spreadsheet would, but lacks things
> like graphing and saving in foreign formats. It's very stable and
> quite easy to use once you've put a little effort into learning it."
> makes it look as simple as it gets.
> (Who just uses a line of awk when needing to sum a column or two in a
It's the 'little effort' that stood out for me. Someone familiar with
the operation of a piece of software always grossly underestimates how
much they know about it, and how much someone else coming to it cold
needs to know.