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1.1 Overview

SpreadScript is a scriptable spreadsheet engine designed to provide spreadsheet processing solutions for the Web, or any application where the automated handling of spreadsheet data is required. With SpreadScript, native Excel and NExS spreadsheets can be created, read, written, and calculated from Perl, Python, or Tcl.

The SpreadScript engine is derived from the tried and true NExS spreadsheet for Unix and Linux. Its small footprint and tightly written C code make it ideal for the most demanding Internet or Intranet applications. With APIs for the most popular web scripting languages, SpreadScript makes it extremely easy to develop web applications for manipulating Excel spreadsheets.

Sample applications for SpreadScript include:

Because SpreadScript is a complete spreadsheet calculation engine supporting native Excel formats, it provides capabilities that go far beyond those of other approaches, such as comma-separated-values files and simple Excel file writers. Some examples include:


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SpreadScript User's Guide, Version 1.2
Grey Trout Software
02 March 2003