Is there a standalone spreadsheet program available for Freebsd?

Bob Willcox bob at
Fri Apr 17 15:30:21 UTC 2020

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 04:13:05PM +0100, Arthur Chance wrote:
> On 17/04/2020 16:05, Bob Willcox wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 07:32:22AM -0500, D'Arcy Cain wrote:
> >> On 2020-04-17 07:05, Bob Willcox wrote:
> >>> I would like to find a spreadsheet that I can run on FreeBSD in X that is
> >>> essentially standalone and drag with it tons of other stuff. I have openoffice
> >>> installed but it seems way over the top for my intended purpose.
> >>
> >> What is the intended purpose.  A spreadsheet program is designed to be
> >> very flexible and allow many different uses.  If you have a very
> >> specific use something else may make more sense and be even smaller if
> >> that is one of the requirements.
> >>
> >> If you do need a spreadsheet anyway, knowing the intended use may
> >> determine what products you need.  Not all programs may have the
> >> features you need.
> > 
> > Thanks for your response.
> > 
> > What I would like would be something simple w/o lots of features as my intended
> > use is simple. I just want to be able to list expense items and their cost and
> > have them added up as a monthly expense budget. That's all.
> It's not a spreadsheet or under X and so may be inappropriate for your
> needs but awk with flat files could do that trivially, and it's in the
> base system. Not everything needs a GUI.

Yeah, I actually had considered that. I've been writing awk progams for years
(since 1982) and can see where I could try that approach. Guess I was being
lazy and just thinking that maybe there was something out there more like what
spreadsheet programs were back in the mid '80s.

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