Ofcourse it's not an amateur project - it has a couple of millions LOC, ffs.
Also, I'm not saying you should lower your expectations, I'm saying you
shouldn't have any to begin with
You see, this software is free of charge. No one said it would be
fit for any particular purpose. You didn't pay a cent for it. Also,
you're not forced to use it, there are many others, both commercial
Your personal feelings towards level of usefulness of some of the free
contributions to a free project is really just wishful thinking. Therefore,
either roll up your sleeves and code it yourself or pay someone to do it.
I should not have any expectations to begin with!? oh my...
Is someone planning to do bimolecular simulations using spreadsheets?
You would be surprised. I have been asked to implement some really silly stuff in Excel because some professor in pharmacology or something is scared of "programming languages". Try telling your boss that you refuse to write an Excel macro because his or her friend refuses to learn Matlab or Python.
Last edited by TheBlackCat; 10-30-2013 at 07:23 AM.
Does LibreOffice support any time-domain to frecuency-domain transformation functions, like FFT? Having these functions to transform datasets would be very handy, and this use case would benefit greatly from anOpenlCL implementation. If I'm not mistaken, Excel does support FFT with a the Analysis ToolPack add-in.
Cute, but pointless, since a word processor/etc. doesn't do nearly enough actual work to benefit perceptibly from this kind of thing. In fact, it'll run *just fine* on a 286.
What libreoffice really NEEDS.... RIGHT NOW, in an EMERGENCY, is to build support for mobile platforms, particularly ANDROID. There are nightlies for Android, but they do absolutely nothing and haven't changed AT ALL since they started being built many months ago.
I was about to be surprised about the amount of whiners around here, until I forgot that I'm at phoronix where the majority of people who post have something to complain about.
What does surprise me is how self-centered some of you are. Sure, the average person has no use for hardware-accelerated spreadsheets, but you can't possibly speak for everyone. I have found LO is incredibly slow in comparison to Excel when it comes to spreadsheets longer than 5000 rows and more than 20 columns wide. Just using 1 more CPU core to take some of the load would make a huge difference. The sad part is sometimes the program crashes if the calculation is big enough, but works fine in Excel. I might hate MS and the bloatware that Office is, but I do have to admit that Office is a pretty solid platform and runs nicely.
I think this was a necessary feature to add, but it's too bad it's really only for financial purposes.