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Last Update: 08.12.2011 - Zeno R.R. Davatz = Spreadsheet http://spreadsheet.rubyforge.org The Mailing List can be found here: http://groups.google.com/group/rubyspreadsheet The code can be found here: http://spreadsheet.rubyforge.org For a viewable directory of all recent changes, please see: http://scm.ywesee.com/?p=spreadsheet/.git;a=summary To get a graphical overview of the Library please see http://spreadsheet.rubyforge.org/spreadsheet.jpeg For Non-GPLv3 commercial licencing, please see: http://www.spreadsheet.ch == Description The Spreadsheet Library is designed to read and write Spreadsheet Documents. As of version 0.6.0, only Microsoft Excel compatible spreadsheets are supported. Spreadsheet is a combination/complete rewrite of the Spreadsheet::Excel Library by Daniel J. Berger and the ParseExcel Library by Hannes Wyss. Spreadsheet can read, write and modify Spreadsheet Documents. == Notes from Users Alfred: firstname.lastname@example.org: I think it should be noted in the README file that the library doesn't recognize cell formats in Excel created documents, which results in Floats returned for any number. == What's new? * Supported outline (grouping) functions * Significantly improved memory-efficiency when reading large Excel Files * Limited Spreadsheet modification support * Improved handling of String Encodings == Roadmap 0.7.0:: Improved Format support/Styles 0.7.1:: Document Modification: Formats/Styles 0.8.0:: Formula Support 0.8.1:: Document Modification: Formulas 0.9.0:: Write-Support: BIFF5 1.0.0:: Ruby 1.9 Support; Remove backward compatibility code Note: Spreadsheet supports Ruby 1.8.6, 1.8.7, 1.9.2, 1.9.3 You will get a deprecated warning about iconv when using spreadsheet with Ruby 1.9.3. So replacing iconv is on the Roadmap as well ;). == Dependencies * ruby 1.8 * ruby-ole[http://code.google.com/p/ruby-ole/] == Examples Have a look at the GUIDE[link://files/GUIDE_txt.html]. == Installation Using RubyGems[http://www.rubygems.org]: * sudo gem install spreadsheet If you don't like RubyGems[http://www.rubygems.org], let me know which installation solution you prefer and I'll include it in the future. If you can use 'rake' and 'hoe' library is also installed, you can build a gem package as follows: * rake gem The gem package is built in pkg directory. == Authors Original Code: Spreadsheet::Excel: Copyright (c) 2005 by Daniel J. Berger (email@example.com) ParseExcel: Copyright (c) 2003 by Hannes Wyss (firstname.lastname@example.org) New Code: Copyright (c) 2010 ywesee GmbH (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org) == License This library is distributed under the GPLv3. Please see the LICENSE[link://files/LICENSE_txt.html] file.