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Re: How some people live without Perl

by osfameron (Hermit)
on Feb 19, 2003 at 22:40 UTC ( #236859=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How some people live without Perl

Yes! My 2 main tools for columnar data-munging are Excel and Perl.

Of course, my ideal tool would be a spreadsheet with embedded Perl used for formulas, formatting (sprintf and other transforms), and as the internal macro language...

Cheerio!
Osfameron
http://osfameron.perlmonk.org/chickenman/

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Re: Re: How some people live without Perl
by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor) on Feb 19, 2003 at 23:32 UTC
    Sounds like it would be simple to write a spreadsheet in Perl/Tk that basically did that.
      Yes, it does sound simple...

      But I don't know enough about Tk. I did start trying to mock something like this up some time ago but I couldn't work out which Tk widget best represented that sort of grid...

      Cheerio!
      Osfameron
      http://osfameron.perlmonk.org/chickenman/

Re: Re: How some people live without Perl
by hardburn (Abbot) on Feb 20, 2003 at 15:05 UTC

    I suppose you could put Perl code into formulas using Excel itself, and then use Spreadsheet::Excel and eval any non-Excel formulas.

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