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

James Nylen jnylen at gmail.com
Mon Sep 30 04:53:52 UTC 2013


This is an excellent thread.  I hope to be able to read some of the links
one day.

I use Excel for my day job, and it is killing our ability to innovate.


On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 3:55 PM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hmmm... learn something new every day:
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_operations#Exceptions_to_the_standard
>
> Excel is considered one of the exceptions to the standard for -5^2. Oddly,
> I would have computed that the same way as Excel. However, if I saw -a^2, I
> would compute it the same as -(a^2) because the negative sign would be
> meaningless otherwise.
>
> But what about -a^3? It's the same regardless of how you handle the sign.
> (-a) * (-a) * (-a) = -(a*a*a)
>
> -Eric
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> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 1:44 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel#Pentium_flaw
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 3:34 PM, Justin W Elam <justin.w.elam at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> =-5^2+5^2 should equal 0
>>> In a version of Excel you get 50.
>>>
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>>> Of things you should watch out for.
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