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From: Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk>
To: Bastien <bzg@altern.org>
Cc: Xue Fuqiao <xfq.free@gmail.com>, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: About range references in the spreadsheet
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:25:38 +1030	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87obgbcxdx.fsf@ucl.ac.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <878v7g6vhz.fsf@bzg.ath.cx> (Bastien's message of "Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:20:40 +0100")

Bastien <bzg@altern.org> writes:

> Hi Xue,
> Xue Fuqiao <xfq.free@gmail.com> writes:
>> In (info "(org) References"), there is an example explaining the range
>> references:
>>      @-1$-2..@-1   3 numbers from the column to the left, 2 up to
>> current row
>> What does `2 up to current row' mean?  I don't understand.  IIRC `@'
>> represents row, it should be `1 up to current row'.
> No.  The whole sentence expands to this: 
>   This range takes 3 numbers: the first one from the column to the
>   left (and the row above), the 2 others up to current row.
> I agree this might not be obvious but I don't have a better proposal.
> Maybe a native english speaker can help here.
> Best,

I think the current description is wrong and that rows and columns have
been interchanged?  The entries defined by this range are all in the row
above (@-1) the current row.  The columns chosen are two to the left of
the current column up to the current column.

If you wish to re-word, maybe:

This range expands to three elements, all on the row above the current
row, starting with the column two to the left of the current column.

: Eric S Fraga, GnuPG: 0xC89193D8FFFCF67D
: in Emacs and Org release_7.9.3d-874-gf11acc

  reply	other threads:[~2013-01-26 23:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-01-16 15:24 About range references in the spreadsheet Xue Fuqiao
2013-01-26 11:20 ` Bastien
2013-01-26 23:55   ` Eric S Fraga [this message]
2013-01-27 14:35     ` H. Dieter Wilhelm
2013-01-30 16:48       ` Bastien
2013-01-31  2:09         ` Eric S Fraga
2013-01-31 22:44           ` Dieter Wilhelm
2013-01-31 23:04             ` Nick Dokos
2013-02-01  0:11               ` Thomas S. Dye
2013-02-01  5:09                 ` Nick Dokos
2013-02-07  8:13                 ` Bastien

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