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Re: Simple spreadsheet program.

On Tue 13 Mar 2018 at 08:59:00 (+0000), Joe wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:13:33 +1100
> terryc <terryc@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > What is a simple spreadsheet program that can be installed under
> > Stretch. I need to do some work quickly
> > 
> > hint, if your answer is LibreOffice or similar read the question
> > again. I'm frustrated that the last few time I wanted to do a simple
> > spreadsheet layout, it was easier and faster to craft a LaTex document
> > then try and unfathom LibreOffice methods.
> > 
> 'The' alternative spreadsheet is gnumeric, but it's some years since I
> used it last. I recall it as being a bit less Excel-like than
> LibreOffice (OpenOffice then) but that might be different now. If you
> don't have any other Gnome stuff, gnumeric is likely to pull in quite a
> lot of dependencies.

Yes, on a new stretch (print/SSH/standard utilities) with the
following installed already:

etckeeper cryptsetup dosfstools keyutils gdisk zip apt-show-versions
aptitude boot-info-script bootlogd dkms exim4 firmware-linux flac
fluid-soundfont-gm fluid-soundfont-gs fluidsynth* gpm lame lynx-cur mc
mlocate normalize-audio mutt ntp p7zip-full paps pdftk
printer-driver-cups-pdf putty putty-doc python-doc python3.5-doc
python-reportlab realpath scrot setcd smartmontools sox strace
texlive-luatex* timidity tnef unifont uudeview wicd-curses xournal
xpdf xzgv xzoom youtube-dl* apt-listbugs emacs emacs24-common-non-dfsg
hwdata hwinfo info inxi jpeginfo firmware-ipw2x00
ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 linux-source alsa-utils arandr aumix-gtk
audacious-plugins audacity evince font-manager fvwm get-flash-videos*

(where * marks the relatively hungry ones), gnumeric will add:

hunspell-en-us enchant libaa1 libdv4 libshout3
gstreamer1.0-plugins-good lp-solve yelp libyelp0 pxlib1 fonts-dejavu
libhyphen0 libsuitesparseconfig4 libgsf-1-114 gnumeric-doc
libgoffice-0.10-10 gnumeric-common gnome-user-guide libaspell15
yelp-xsl libtag1v5 libgsf-1-common libcolamd2 libenchant1c2a
fonts-dejavu-extra gstreamer1.0-x libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 aspell
libgoffice-0.10-10-common libhunspell-1.4-0 libtag1v5-vanilla gnumeric
libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18 libxslt1.1 aspell-en

> 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.