Working with Numbers
One of the weaknesses of
is that it doesn't provide the graphics that people now
expect from a spreadsheet.
However, all is not lost.
produces business graphics using PostScript (or SunView)
It provides scatterplots, line plots, bar graphs,
pie charts, schedule charts, and maps of the U.S. and Canada.
There are a variety of formatting commands (best learned by studying
the examples supplied with the ipl
The data is
expected to be field-oriented, with white space as a separator.
a little massaging, you can get this out of sc
(and of course,
from many other UNIX programs).