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From: Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com>
To: "Ismael Barros²" <razielmine@gmail.com>,
	"Michael Brand" <michael.brand@alumni.ethz.ch>
Cc: Org-Mode List <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Re: Can't import a remote reference to a whole column in orgtbl
Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2010 08:47:56 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <789851DE-3D35-4623-AB0A-E4168A5A178E@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <x2q82e274891004031024m3b047758tbf4195b96cc21607@mail.gmail.com>

On Apr 3, 2010, at 7:24 PM, Ismael Barros² wrote:

> My bad, I should have googled harder :)
> Just out of curiosity: is this limitation there by design, or is it
> waiting for some workforce to complete it? I finally just copy+pasted
> the columns I needed, but being able to import whole rows/columns
> would be incredibly useful.

There is actually now a way to do tis - even though it is  
inefficient.  To copy column 2 from table FOO into column 3 of the  
current table, use

  #+TBLFM: $3=remote(FOO,@@#$2)

This is now possible due to a patch by Michael Brand:


It works well, but it is inefficient because this formula will
parse the FOO table again for each field to be copied.


- Carsten

> Regards,
> Ismael
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 10:27 AM, Giovanni Ridolfi
> <giovanni.ridolfi@yahoo.it> wrote:
>>> Ismael Barros² <razielmine@gmail.com> writes:
>> Hi, Ismael
>>>> Hi, I'm new to org-mode and orgtbl, please don't hit me too hard  
>>>> with
>>>> a stick if what I'm asking is retarded :)
>> well a google search would have shown
>> http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/21439
>> ;-)
>>>> I'm using org-mode with orgtbl inside a Latex document. I'm making
>>>> extensive use of remote references to other tables inside the
>>>> document.
>>>> If I reference a cell, for example, with
>>>> "remote(results_par,@2$9)", it works as expected,
>>>> but if I reference a whole column,
>> You cannot. This is the answer by Carsten:
>> "ranges are possible in remote references.  However, what
>> is not allowed it to assign them to a range.  On the left
>> side of equations you can only have single fields
>> like @2$3 or a column like $3.
>> So you might ask what the use of range references then
>> is?  You can put the ranges into calc functions like
>> vsum or vmean, or you can get them as lists in an
>> elisp formula."
>> cheers,
>> Giovanni
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- Carsten

  reply	other threads:[~2010-04-04  6:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2010-02-26  0:43 Can't import a remote reference to a whole column in orgtbl Ismael Barros²
2010-02-26  0:54 ` Ismael Barros²
2010-02-26  9:27   ` Giovanni Ridolfi
2010-04-03 17:24     ` Ismael Barros²
2010-04-04  6:47       ` Carsten Dominik [this message]
2010-04-04 19:02         ` Michael Brand
2010-04-04 20:08           ` Carsten Dominik
2010-04-05  6:11             ` Michael Brand
2010-04-05  6:48               ` Carsten Dominik
2010-04-05 18:26                 ` Michael Brand
2010-04-06  5:15                   ` Carsten Dominik
2010-04-07 19:55                     ` Michael Brand
2011-11-01 21:14                       ` [Orgmode] " Nick Dokos
2011-11-01 21:23                       ` Nick Dokos

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