[TxMt] Spreadsheets in Textmate

Jeffrey Robert Spies jspies at nd.edu
Fri Apr 21 23:15:18 UTC 2006

I'm not exactly sure what the interest is in having a powerful  
spreadsheet in textmate, as there are some fine open source  
alternatives, but piping commands through R (maybe even using R  
syntax in your "spreadsheet" file) could rapidly give you additional  

Google R if you haven't heard of it,


On Apr 21, 2006, at 7:09 PM, James Edward Gray II wrote:

> On Apr 21, 2006, at 5:38 PM, Charilaos Skiadas wrote:
>> Hm, I think I see what you mean by the const_missing idea. How  
>> about cells like C$5 though, or $C$5? Would they be as easy to  
>> work with? I definitely want the syntax to allow ranges like C$4:F 
>> $4 etc.
> No, the dollar signs and ranges need to be beat with the Ruby  
> stick, if you go this way.  You could always get const_missing() to  
> support something like C4_F4, returning and Array range.  C4::F4 is  
> also possible with some clever proxy object work.
> If you want it to look like Excel though, this is not the way to go.
> James Edward Gray II
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