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You usually will only need a little bit of calculating at most, such as for line numbers or totals. Makes great looking web pages. Written in Perl and released under the GPL 2.
More screenshots Here are some more screen shots: Building on their wiki empire, Socialtext plans to integrate wikiCalc into their existing wiki system presumably the same one they recently unplugged and provide hosting and support to users. Unlike those professionally managed systems, I wanted a simple standalone product that didn’t need someone else’s service and that was easy to set up and in any budget. Then one day it hit me.
Email This Stumble This. For example, this page and many of the ones it links to about wikiCalc were created with the wikiCalc Beta.
wikifalc I do not have a business model that makes me want to force people through servers I control, so it gives me freedom in system architecture. I decided with trepidation to go ahead. This version includes a “Demonstration Setup” option to get you up to speed quickly if you just want to see what a browser-based spreadsheet feels like.
If you are new to wikiCalc Compared to my low key ListGarden, how very public that would be, going back to my past, and, worse yet, since it will be Open Source everybody can check out my messy coding style and find my novice bugs in an area connected to my name and wikkcalc.
Much much more than just a mashup of wikis and spreadsheets David also talks about the program at about 14 minutes into his podcast: The spreadsheet metaphor with its common functions very explicitly lets you work with a style of table cells that allows you to create and maintain a myriad of layout arrangements appropriate for data presentation. Much of the early interest has also come from the academic and scientific communities. SocialText will be doing the commercial distribution of wikiCalc and providing the resources for me to run an Open Source development project derived from wikiCalc.
I don’t get much time to program and would rather help more people for each hour spent. Socialtext will be doing the commercial distribution of wikiCalc and providing the resources for me to run an Open Source development project derived from wikiCalc.
You will find a list of some of the known problems with the current release on the ” wikiCalc Bug List ” page. Bugs, Problems, Issues, etc.
wikiCalc Gets Friendly with Socialtext
Quickbase was being used even though in the past to customize the output you sometimes had to find someone geeky enough to wiikicalc XSL transforms, something few people know how to do I think it has improved since but you have to pay extra. Much like a blogging tool, you can automatically wrap the output in static nice-looking stuff if you don’t want the default.
To see a list of some of the changes and additions in this new release, see ” What’s new in Beta 0. Wiiicalc and Running You will find information about how to download, run, and start using the wikiCalc Beta on the following pages: Spreadsheet editing in a browser.
Software pioneer Bricklin tackles wikis February 17, That means that I should implement a spreadsheet as part of the system. Spreadsheet editing commands and the Help system. Products like Intuit’s Quickbase that let small workgroups share task lists and prospect lists were being used, much as Lotus Notes has been used for years.
See the wikiCalc Features page for an overview of the product. Rocketboom Boston field aikicalc Steve Garfield interviews Dan bricklin on wikicalc A few minute video interview with a demo of version 0.
wikiCalc Gets Friendly with Socialtext
It combines some of the ease of authoring and multi-person wikicalf ability of a wiki with the familiar formatting and data organizing metaphor of a spreadsheet. There is a 15 minute screencast with audio showing a demo of wikiCalc that you can watch. Russian and Polish have reportedly come a long way, and other existing non-English users include speakers of German, Italian and Japanese.