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CellSheet for TI-89 and TI-92+ Released
Posted by Eric on 14 December 2001, 06:57 GMT

TI has recently released CellSheet for the TI-89. It's basically a portable spreadsheet for your calculator with all the basic features of any computer spreadsheet program. It also supports linking with Microsoft Excel and other computer programs. Sounds good...but there's a catch, of course. It's $15. Thanks to Olivier Miclo for the news.

Update (Eric): Yeah, yeah, there's a TI-92+ version too. Sheesh.

 


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Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
Peter Martijn Kuipers  Account Info

Hmmm...
Is anyone really gonna BUY flash apps?

     14 December 2001, 08:15 GMT


Re: Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
lord_nightrose Account Info
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I agree. It seems kind of silly to be buying software for a calculator, for some reason.

Maybe this will turn into a repeat of Microsoft and Altair BASIC... someone will figure out how to copy the program, TI will get angry, and everyone will start charging for TI89 software. Blah. I need sleep.

By the way, do you know the muffin man?

     14 December 2001, 08:47 GMT

Re: Re: Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
Benjamin Esham  Account Info
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The /muffin/ man!?

     14 December 2001, 12:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
Merlijn den Boer  Account Info
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Yeah sure I've heard of The Muffin Man:

<beautiful singing voice>

The Muffin Man

Oh, do you know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Oh, do you know the muffin man,
That lives on Drury Lane?

Oh, yes, I know the muffin man,
The muffin man , the muffin man,
Oh, yes, I know the muffin man,
That lives on Drury Lane.

----THE END----
</beautiful singing voice>

     14 December 2001, 15:15 GMT


Technology is the way of the future
kog kog  Account Info
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You see ladies and Gentlemen, that the point is pretty clear. Technologies...in a lack of better words is good. ticalc.org was one of the best sites most people go to for calculators but time changes so does technologies. I'll jump to the conclusion here, I believe that ticalc.org should have programs for the PDA, Casio calc, TI calc and other small devices. This could really bring ticalc.org back. We have to stick with technologies technologies is the gateway to the future, if you can't follow it you'll lose in today's world. Its just like the story with the hare and the tortoise, and ticalc.org is the hare. God speed

     15 December 2001, 18:54 GMT

Re: Technology is the way of the future
lalu

TICalc.org is for TI calculators only. That's what the name implies, anyway :)

There could of course be software in the archives for interfacing with PDAs and such. No Casio calculators, thank you -- those things are crap.

     15 December 2001, 19:38 GMT


Re: Re: Technology is the way of the future
Kevin Kofler
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LOL. From my personal experience with a Casio Graph 100 (which I won as a prize in a Mathematics contest), I can confirm this. It now serves me mostly as a case to hide an emergency supply of spare batteries for my TI-89. :-D

     16 December 2001, 05:18 GMT

Re: Technology is the way of the future
Tadd Nuznov  Account Info
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I just have a couple questions in regard to these statements:

"I'll jump to the conclusion here, I believe that ticalc.org should have programs for the PDA, Casio calc, TI calc and other small devices. This could really bring ticalc.org back."

1. Where did ticalc.org go?
2. TIcalc.org is a ti-calculator website (hence the name, ticalc.org). Why should they cover casio, pda, etc.? It's like asking a Gamecube website to cover Xbox stuff. It's just not what they do.

     15 December 2001, 22:14 GMT


Re: Re: Technology is the way of the future
kog kog  Account Info
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Well first off all, we shouldn't compare it from xbox to gamecube but we should compare it to ticalc.org to cnet.com, this will boost more people to this site and may be some profit some how (ad, spons, etc) also it will be the #1 website for archives for small device applications. The name could change and redirect to another site for example my site: compacttech.com or some other sites like mobiletech.com,calcpdatech.com etc.

     16 December 2001, 00:32 GMT


Re: Technology is the way of the future
vektrone  Account Info

screw today's world, and screw technological advances. this site is TI's only. :)

     16 December 2001, 00:51 GMT

Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
Jacob Hess  Account Info

I, for one, won't buy a flash app. For god's sake, we pay around 150 (after getting my computer linking stuff) and now they want me to spend another 15 for some software that someone here in the ti community could remake...? I, personally, would rather make my own spreadsheet and have it be customized to my own uses rather than spend money to buy it.

-Jake

     14 December 2001, 15:39 GMT

Re: Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
Samuel Stearley
(Web Page)

time it would take to write a spread sheet is many hundreds of hours. In that time you could earn many hundreds of dollars. And then you could spend a little bit of that money and buy the spread sheet program.

It is better to buy software than to have to write it.

     14 December 2001, 17:27 GMT

Re: Re: Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
David Hart  Account Info

I agree, writing a speadsheet application is not a trivial task. And a generic spreadsheet application can be adapted to many situations without having to customise the code. OTOH, I'm doubtful about whether it's worth $15. If it was a complete office suite and had more features, I'd be more convinced.

---
davey3000

     14 December 2001, 17:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
vektrone  Account Info

contrariwise, why use a spreadsheet on a calculator in the first place? the ones for computers are far more superior and easier to use than anything on a calculator. I know you guys are probably thinking about doing things just to show that it cn be done, but in this case, i say leave spreadsheets to the computers.

just my 2 cents...

     16 December 2001, 00:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
David Phillips  Account Info
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You're replying to the guy who wrote a completely awesome, free spreadsheet for the 86. Btw, David, that thing rocks. Excellent work. It's a shame more people don't find that sort of thing useful.

     16 December 2001, 08:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
Kevin Kofler
(Web Page)

There is a project for a free spreadsheet already on its way for some time (but not released yet) at http://calc.psigoo.com (it is called TISS). (Thanks to Ti-Fr for this information.)

     15 December 2001, 00:28 GMT


TI Spread Sheet (TISS)
psigoo
(Web Page)

Yes, TISS is free and there will be a beta available relatively soon (1-2 weeks). ALL functions, variables, and asm programs available through the homescreen are available in TISS. Copy and pasting to and from the homescreen will be possible. Currently the grid size is 26x99, however extending this will be simple. All that needs to be completed before the first beta are functional menus, dialogs for options, and selection of cells. After this first beta, anyone that knows VC++ or VB could help me with a program for converting to and from xls format (I have xls format documentation). Though the picture on my webpage is simulated, it is almost identical to what it looks like now; with the exceptions that the window menu has been removed and the status bar has been used to display the data in the selected cell to many more decimal places.

     15 December 2001, 19:59 GMT


Re: TI Spread Sheet (TISS)
lord_nightrose Account Info
(Web Page)

I am *thoroughly impressed* by the work I see on this site. Did you do all this yourself, psigoo? That stuff is definitely professional-level programming.

     15 December 2001, 22:37 GMT


Re: Re: TI Spread Sheet (TISS)
Michael Holt
(Web Page)

Yes, it's for the most part my work alone. I have received help with sprites, advice (Flavien Racine), and Jon Eriksson from JEsystems has helped with TISS.

     16 December 2001, 22:27 GMT


Re: Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
David Phillips  Account Info
(Web Page)

Why does everyone complain about $15 for an app? Think about how long it takes to write something like that. The development costs are easily in the thousands of dollars, possibly tens of thousands. Look at the price of comparitive Palm Pilot applications. They are at least $15-$30 or more. I don't know if the calculator application can compare, but if it can, then it is definitely worthwhile.

     16 December 2001, 08:54 GMT

Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
Robert Maresh  Account Info
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Why would I buy a Spreadsheet program for the TI-89 when I can buy the entire Microsoft Office 95 program suite, including Excel, for less than $10? Are people really going to be typing on that ABCDE keyboard??

On an unrelated note: What happened to the ticalc.org newsletter? I haven't seen it in almost 9 months!

     14 December 2001, 17:30 GMT

Re: Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
Robert Mohr  Account Info
(Web Page)

You do know that the version of MS Office you refer to is pirated, right?

     14 December 2001, 21:43 GMT

Re: Re: Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
Achorny  Account Info

And that at least the TI-92 has a QWERTY keyboard?

     15 December 2001, 00:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
lalu

<<You do know that the version of MS Office you refer to is pirated, right?>>

Not if his University has an academic discount offer from Microsoft.

     15 December 2001, 03:21 GMT


Re: Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
tge82  Account Info

Microsoft Office for $10, what are you talking about?

By the way, I've also noticed that ticalc.org hasn't had any new newsletters for a long time, too. What's going on? I posted that question too, but I don't think any one saw it because the news item I posted it to was getting old.

     15 December 2001, 03:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
lord_nightrose Account Info
(Web Page)

Office *95*, notice. That's easily $10, on an academic discount. Windows XP Professional upgrade is only $99.

     15 December 2001, 06:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
tge82  Account Info

Oh, okay, I get it now. Actually I was about to think of that. :-)

     16 December 2001, 02:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: CellSheet for TI-89 Released
Vaske Mikani  Account Info
(Web Page)

I go to Purdue and they have an agreement with Microsoft. Every software title is $5, not tax here. So I bought office XP professional and win XP professional upgrade for only $10.

     16 December 2001, 05:30 GMT

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