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« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2007, 11:21:12 AM »

Ooh!  And here's a thread on importing .xls files into Quantrix:
http://www.quantrix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58
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« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2007, 11:26:35 AM »

Funny you posted the link to to Quantrix forum thread - I was just reading it! I've actually got a window open and am going to give the suggestions a shot. Right after I posted the above, I was sent the academic quote for Quantrix Pro ($990). It's for about 70% off and AFAICT only applies to the Pro version (ie they don't offer academic licensing on the Standard version, more's the pity...).

I'll post back when I've determined where things stand with respect to Excel. This will be a deal breaker for me (well, that and the sticker shock).
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« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2007, 11:29:11 AM »

PS To answer your initial question, pasting from an xls file doesn't work...  Sad

However, it is supposed to...
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« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2007, 12:52:36 PM »

Damn. I'm feeling a bit lightheaded. Quantrix is HOT. SEXY. A wedge waiting to be driven between my wife and I...

I've created a VERY simple model from a spreadsheet (alas I chose something that doesn't really lend itself to anaylsis) and have been watching the tutorials again. I think I am with Ralf. This is something I'd love to have a use for but the data I am seeking to manipulate isn't financial and involves a lot of non-numeric variables. Probably best to keep converting it into Access format and using ArcGIS to maniuplate it. But I really want Quantrix. And it's almost Christmas. I've been good. Really!

I'm going to keep playing around with it... I'd hate to <ahem> receive it as a Christmas present and find out that it's the $260 equivalent of 5 pounds of Chocoloate - sweet, comforting, but of little practical value to me!

PS just got an e-mail announcing that:

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All Quantrix Modeler Professional Edition licenses purchased during
the month of December 2007 will include a Free Upgrade to Version 3.0,
anticipated for early 2008.

This Free Upgrade may be redeemed at any time during 2008.
This represents a savings of more than $250 per user license.

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« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2007, 11:35:42 AM »

Well... update time (of sorts): with a heavy heart I am about to uninstall Quantrix. I like it. A lot. But I suspect that once I get over the "gee-whiz, neato factor", I won't be using it much. *If* this does prove to be essential for my PhD I'll re-visit it at that time. Buying it now would be essentially buying a solution to a problem that I haven't defined yet...

I can see its power but I can't justify the investment required either to convert my large Excel databases into Quantrix and or to buy it (student funding long gone...  Sad).
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« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2007, 05:05:09 PM »

Just out of curiosity: Does anyone here remember Lotus Improv?

I've read several times that it introduced the concept that Excel's Pivot tables (which I have yet to find a use for) and Quantrix are based upon.
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« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2007, 05:37:05 PM »

I still have a copy of Improv and I loved it. Not sure if it will run in Vista though.
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« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2008, 06:15:15 PM »

OK, I have never used Apple's iWork Numbers and usually avoid MACs. But I know that this is how spreadsheets should look like and that they had some cool usability ideas.

http://www.apple.com/iwork/numbers/
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« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2008, 09:33:10 PM »

in the 1st post, Niefer had mentioned of Gnumeric as one of the tested apps. has anyone tried it? looks quite spiffy but i don't use spreadsheets that much to be able judge its quality..



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« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2008, 12:29:39 AM »

Althought I've never used it, I can't resist throwing in google spreadsheets.

http://spreadsheets.google.com/  <--- it redirects to docs.google.com , but if you create a "New" document you'll see Spreadsheet as an option.  I have no idea how google spreadsheet even compares to all the other commercial spreadsheet apps just wanted to make mention.


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« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2008, 01:43:22 AM »

Just a quick comment: I really like gnumeric! It's the only spreadsheet program that I know of that can work with "huge integers" which happens to be important to me. Unfortunately, the windows version has problems with printing and releases for this platform lag behind the *ix versions. It's possible to work around the printer problem and with a little luck the developers will fix that problem in time.

It's not Excel but it is very good, IMO. I suggest downloading the program and trying it out for yourself.

in the 1st post, Niefer had mentioned of Gnumeric as one of the tested apps. has anyone tried it? looks quite spiffy but i don't use spreadsheets that much to be able judge its quality..
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« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2008, 01:20:26 AM »

I love gSpreadsheets  thumbs up
It's real simple and always do good its' task smiley
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« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2008, 08:06:22 AM »

Relatively new to the scene: Resolver http://www.resolversystems.com/  a slightly different outlook on spreadsheet programs.

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« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2008, 03:23:43 AM »

i don not know how to use it.
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« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2008, 03:30:10 AM »

i don not know how to use it.

any particular spreadsheet you're referring to?
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« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2008, 05:50:19 AM »

I can recommend Gnumeric because it has a lot more functions available than i.e. Excel.

Full list of features can be found here:
http://www.gnome.org/proj...s/gnumeric/features.shtml

The only thing which makes me worried is: only 256 columns supported. So you have to be careful if you want to transpose some data.

BTW OpenOffice Calc has the same "problem".
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« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2008, 01:36:38 PM »

Relatively new to the scene: Resolver http://www.resolversystems.com/  a slightly different outlook on spreadsheet programs.

The thing to note about ResolverOne is that it is built on IronPython and exposes the underlying Python. So what you do in the spread sheet is exposed as Python code in the editor and it is two-way. Think of Delphi's two way editor, but with a spreadsheet instead of a UI and Python instead of PASCAL.
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« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2008, 11:08:28 AM »

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"Let's just let people make suggestions here in this thread, since i don't have the slightest idea which software to add to the poll."

Now it's the time, 1 year passed.
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« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2008, 11:49:02 PM »

yes ,i think so . cheesy cheesy
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« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2010, 02:18:41 PM »

I used Lotus 1-2-3 for years, then Vista wouldn't run it.  Free Open Office has been meeting my needs for about 3 months now.  It is similar to old Lotus suite, so not a big learning curve.

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« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2013, 03:18:30 PM »

Technically, I'm currently stuck between PlanMaker (very fast, very mighty, quite cheap) and Quattro Pro (very, ehm, just mighty). While I have Excel 2013 (for university-related stuff) and LibreOffice Calc (for everything else) on my hard disk, both of them lack a sane user experience.

Too bad that Wikipedia fails to have a real "comparison" regarding actual functionality available.
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