[Libreoffice-qa] Another suggestion for LibO developers

Pedro pedlino at gmail.com
Sun Feb 2 15:43:15 CET 2014

Hi Henri

mhenriday wrote
>  My question is - would it be difficult to provide such an option in Calc
> ? LibreOffice is often accused of simply attempting to catch up to MS
> Office ; perhaps including a feature like the forenamed could help to
> change minds and to put it on quite a few computers used in writing
> scientific articles ​?

It's not exactly a new feature in an Open Source spreadsheet... Gnumeric
already had box plots (and other scientific charts and tests) for years (in
association with the R project, under Plot Type > Statistics and the whole
Statistics menu, of which some are FINALLY included in the unstable LO

I think that the problem is that none of the FLOSS softwares and file
formats are taken seriously under the Windows platform...

Hell, FLOSS softwares don't even take each other seriously... E.g. Calc
NEVER supported gnumeric files (although Gnumeric does support ODS) and
FINALLY the current unstable version 4.2 supports Abiword files...

To be honest it is not only a problem for FLOSS under Windows... Even the
vastly superior QPro (part of Wordperfect Office) is an underdog because of
MS' "marketing" tactics...

So as usual in a capitalist "open" market it is not the technically better
Beta video standard that wins but the crappy VHS with the strong lobby ;)

Just my 2 cents ;)

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