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Re: Re: Spreadsheet like input

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  • Subject: [mg90713] Re: [mg90706] Re: [mg90680] Spreadsheet like input
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 04:27:39 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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I should add that the method outlined below will certainly not give you 
the flexibility of a true spreadsheet for creating tables.  Of course 
you can either process the resulting table afterward. Or you could take 
a completely different approach:  create your table in a spreadsheet 
program and use Import to pull it into Mathematica.  You can import 
either an original XLS or ODS format spreadsheet or, if you wish, first 
save the spreadsheet to CSV format and then import that.

Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> Menu command Insert > Table/Matrix > New.  Now specify your options in 
> the "Create Table/Matrix" dialog and press OK.
> Move the cursor to the placeholder -- the little empty square -- at the 
> upper left.  Type your entry there. Use Tab to move to the next square, etc.
> Of course before using that menu command you probably want to begin by 
> entering "data = " or some such expression so that what you eventually 
> enter into the table or matrix will be assigned to a named object.
> Ignacio De Villares wrote:
>> buenos d=EDas !
>> Please, where can I learn about entering
>> data into Mathematica's front end by means
>> of a "spreadsheet looking" grid (of course,
>> whithout further external software) ?

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