[Rd] R and Gnumeric?

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at MedAnalytics.com
Mon Dec 20 16:20:24 CET 2004

Hi all,

A hopefully quick query. I was reading a posting over at
gnomedesktop.org on the latest release of Gnumeric 1.4:


There is a mention there:

Improved accuracy:
        While Gnumeric 1.2 was already the best available source for
        accuracy in statistical calculations, Gnumeric 1.4 is even
        better. We are cooperating with The R Project to make this
I was just curious if anyone from R Core might comment on the nature and
scope of the cooperation, as I could not find anything at the Gnumeric
web site on this.

Does this suggest that perhaps code sharing and/or some level of
validation is taking place on selected Gnumeric math/stat functions?

In light of the recent discussions on Excel, this might provide more
substantive incentive for those who find themselves needing to use
spreadsheets to consider Gnumeric*. Since it is also available under
Windows, though not yet Mac OS as far as I can tell, some level of cross
platform functionality is available.



* Not that we particularly want to advocate such use.   :-)

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