On Wed, 12 Apr 2006, Corey Lawson wrote:

> Well, you can sure automate Excel from Ruby...
>
> look at the Win32OLE library...
>
> You would maybe then want to encapsulate the Excel automation, perhaps
> in some ActiveRecord::Base-derived class...
>
> It's hard to beat doing certain things in Excel, but like any
> development platform, there are a few good ways to do things and a LOT
> of bad ways. Unfortunately, some of the bad ways are trivial to do...

and sometimes that includes excel

   http://www.agresearch.co.nz/Science/Statistics/exceluse1.htm
   http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:Hc48rjQucbMJ:www.mis.coventry.ac.uk/~nhunt/pottel.pdf+accuracy+excel&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=6


fyi.

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