[Chugalug] Is LibreOffice *THAT* bad? :(

wes wes at the-wes.com
Sat Sep 28 16:54:18 UTC 2013


On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 7:32 AM, <kitepilot at kitepilot.com> wrote:

> Just to clarify:
>
>  the program *DID MATH WRONG*.
>>
> means just that.
> No excel import, no weird things here.
> This was freshly created (albeit complex) spreadsheet.
> Cells would display wrong numbers or not at all.
> I could position the cursor in a cell and see a simple formula yielding a
> bad result.
> This were problems that you'd figure basic testing would catch.
> It was, in short, completely unreliable...   :(
> ET
>

if it was just a simple formula, you should be able to give us the formula.

-wes


>
>
> Chad Smith writes:
>
>> Everyone who going to bat for LibreOffice - did you miss the part where ET
>> said that the program *DID MATH WRONG*.
>> That's not some "obscure feature set" needed only by "power users" or
>> people who are afraid of change.... That's the one thing that no
>> **computer** program should ever get wrong.
>> COMPUTER...  it computes.  That is its original intention.  It's native
>> language is 1s and 0s.  A computer spreadsheet that can't do math
>> correctly
>> is not just useless - it's dangerous and should be avoided like the
>> plague.
>> I like the idea of Libre/Open Office.  It is what introduced me to open
>> source as being a thing that exists.  But if Calc (the name of the
>> Spreadsheet mode of the program) can't Calculate - it shouldn't be allowed
>> to continue to exist... not until they fix that.  omg.
>> *- Chad W. Smith*
>>
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