[Gretl-devel] File formats

Sven Schreiber svetosch at gmx.net
Wed Oct 31 07:23:11 EDT 2007

Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti schrieb:
> On Wed, 31 Oct 2007, Sven Schreiber wrote:

> and saved it in Office2003 format. Both CVS gretl and gnumeric 1.6.3
> read it perfectly, so it must be a subtler issue. Possibly, there are
> some record types we can't handle properly. It'd be very useful if
> someone could post an example file which gretl can't open.

Yep I also just tried a "more realistic" file myself and didn't get any
problems -- so maybe I will have to close my own feature request as
invalid! Maybe you should ask on the user list for examples.

> As for openoffice, ODF support would be nice. Besides, it's a
> well-documented xml format. However, this is the theory; in theory,
> there's no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there
> is. The gnumeric C file which contains the algorithm for reading odf
> spreadsheets is a 115K gorilla. True, we don't need most of the stuff
> they do (charts, styles and so on), but even ripping what we need from
> their implementation would be quite a big task.

There must be some external library freely available, no?


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