- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg93955] Announcing CalcLink
- From: "Andreas Lauschke" <alauschke at rcn.com>
- Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 04:33:10 -0500 (EST)
I am happy to announce that CalcLink is ready for sale now. CalcLink is a link product that links Mathematica and Calc, the spreadsheet component of the platform-independent OpenOffice. CalcLink allows you to bring the computation and graphics power of Mathematica to OpenOffice spreadsheets. You can use the power and sophistication of Mathematica in Calc, and you can use the familiarity, convenience, and ease-of-use of Calc from Mathematica! - Truly bi-directional connectivity between Mathematica and Calc - Harness the full computational and graphics power of the Mathematica system from Calc, or make Calc spreadsheet features usable from Mathematica. - With CalcLink Mathematica code can be used as if it were a macro, and Calc can be used to display Mathematica results in spreadsheets! The entire breadth of all Mathematica functions becomes easily accessible from Calc, enhancing the Calc spreadsheet environment with symbolic computation, optimization methods, modern statistical functions, data-mining, lightning-fast giga-numerics, linear algebra functions, and state-of-the art visualization! CalcLink adds over 3,500 standard symbols (functions, options, ...) to Calc. When Mathematica packages are loaded, we are talking about tens of thousands of symbols accessible from the spreadsheet environment! And then there are third-party/user add-on packages on top of that! Displaying Mathematica graphics and typesetting equations in Calc is as easy as entering a formula. Data and equations can be visualized from Calc in new and insightful ways that are not possible without access to the Mathematica kernel. - Call Mathematica computations from a Calc cell. - Display Mathematica graphics and typeset expressions from a Calc cell. - Write code in Mathematica that interacts with and automates Calc. - Call Mathematica code as if it were a Calc macro. - Analyse data in Calc that comes from data formats, including custom data formats, that Calc cannot handle and that require Mathematica's import and export functions. - Copy and paste between Mathematica and Calc. With CalcLink you can visualize the data of your spreadsheets in very meaningful, diagnostic ways using Mathematica's state-of-the-art interactive graphics system. You can use Mathematica's advanced filtering, data analysis, statistics, data mining, and graphics features to turn a deluge of spreadsheet data into meaningful information! The product page is: www.lauschkeconsulting.com/calclink.html The user guide/manual is at: www.lauschkeconsulting.com/dluserguide.html For an introduction and to see several features at a glance see the walk-through: www.lauschkeconsulting.com/walkthrough.html I offer a free time-limited evaluation version. I would like to add that OpenOffice is the office suite of the future. Unlike Microsoft Office, it is absolutely free and platform-independent. More and more businesses and governmental agencies are migrating to OpenOffice, for example the entire state of Massachusetts and the German Federal Foreign Office ("Foreign Ministry") as well as the German Federal Office for IT security (BSI) have decided to "go completely OpenOffice". There is also several institutions and governmental agencies that specifically prohibit Windows as a matter of policy. I predict in two years OpenOffice will be used as much as Microsoft Office world-wide. With Mathematica 6 and 7 being the most advanced technical and mathematical computing and graphics platform on the planet, I believe by leveraging the two together the user effectively gets more than the sum of parts. Congratulations to Wolfram Research for releasing Mathematica 7 recently, and congratulations to Sun for releasing OpenOffice 3.0 recently.