Gnumeric is a spreadsheet program that is released under the GNU General Public License. It is free software and available for Unix and GNU / Linux. From Gnumeric also a current Porting for Windows is offered.

History of development

Gnumeric was 2000/2001 Microsoft Excel developed by Miguel de Icaza as inspired free spreadsheet, but now the development by Gnumeric community will continue.

Performance of Gnumeric

The goal of Gnumeric is to be the best possible spreadsheet program, without imitating existing products. Gnumeric has many mathematical functions that the established competitors are partially advance. The project responds also more open to criticism from the science and corrected as opposed to Microsoft Product numerous early implementation errors in the statistical functions. Pivot tables and macros are not yet supported.

In version 1.8.2, which was released in March 2008, were incorporated many new features, including new chart types, improved printing of worksheets and improved compatibility with formulas in Excel. Import and export filters have been revised and implemented a support for the OpenDocument format for the Excel 2007 file format.

Since Gnumeric low demands on the hardware, it is also suitable for older computers.

Compatibility with other file formats

Gnumeric has extensive import and export capabilities. It supports different file formats of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Works Spreadsheet (*. Wks ), OpenOffice / LibreOffice, XML, HTML, LaTeX ( export only), ApplixWare, Quattro Pro, plan Perfect, Sylk, DIF and Lotus 123. The native format is based on XML, which is compressed using gzip.


On mobile devices with Android Gnumeric is available as part of the Ubuntu package noroot the Google Play Store.