Colin Bartlett wrote in post #1000942:

> So I make
> some calculations using Ruby (or whatever), and then display the
> results on a worksheet page, using formulas to generate some of the
> displayed results for the same reasons you give in a later post "it's
> good to have the formulas in there, in part so that whoever is viewing
> the formulas can follow the process of
> how something is derived (without too much effort)".

You are using formulae. Will wanted to change the formulae. (Apologies,
Will, if I came across as criticising you - that wasn't intended. I
fully
understand your problem constraints, which were not evident to start
with).

I'm curious to know why Will would change formulae. If parameters are
changing then he could factor those out as values passed in ( a bit like
your text file approach). If the data structures are changing
(eg variable range sizes) he could let Excel sort that out at run time.
Maybe you could tell us more, Will?

As regards to VBA, personally - for purity - I would aim to avoid it as
it shouldn't add any functionality you couldn't achieve by using a
combination of Ruby and Excel. To avoid being flamed yet again, I do
appreciate that this assumes you are running Ruby in the presence of
Windows and Excel. If you want to create an Excel sheet on a non-Windows
platform, your options are reduced.

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