
OpenOffice Calc is the most powerful and widespread open source spreadsheet application in existence. It is the only real alternative to Excel. Jacek Artymiak is widely regarded as the authority on OpenOffice Calc. He takes you, step by step, from the interface and handling Calc files to working with data sources small and large. Artymiak then extends the reader's skillset to data visualization, writing complex formulas and performing statistical analysis. Beginning OpenOffice Calc allows you to gain confidence in the considered use of statistical formulas, but does not assume familiarity with another spreadsheet application.
What you’ll learn

Work with large sets of data

Process and format data

Write complex formulas using array functions

Collaborate on OpenOffice.org Calc files with the users of Calc, Excel and other spreadsheet software
Who this book is for
This is a book for spreadsheet beginners as much as for anyone who would like start using open source applications in an office environment. Whether someone has used Excel in the past and wants to convert to Calc, or just wants to start using spreadsheets, this is the book for you.
Table of Contents
Introduction

Essentials

Formulas

Functions

Formatting

Simple Mathematical Functions

Utility Mathematical Functions

Useful Statistical Functions

Calculations with Money

Formatting Functions

Conversion Functions

Utility Functions

Time & Date Functions

Conditional Functions



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