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* Org Spreadsheet Documentation Suggestion
@ 2020-06-20 19:26 Michael Partridge
  2020-09-04  9:59 ` Bastien
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Michael Partridge @ 2020-06-20 19:26 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

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Hello,
In the spreadshconfidentendlyeet intro
<https://orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/org-spreadsheet-intro.html> under
"Column formulas and field formulas" starting with "Finally, we can add the
row for the means per discipline..." there is no walkthrough and thus a
great teaching opportunity missed.

I take it the writer intended for the reader to imply that we apply a
similar formula using the row notation, and if they need a hint they can
review the 'TBLFM' line. But, I would've liked to have discussion as to:
  1. Why the writer explicitly marked the cells instead of just using
'vmean(@2..@4)'?
  2. How to repeat this formula on the next cell in the row (the previous
methods don't seem to work).

This would complete the tutorial and would have allowed me to jump right
into my task confidently (save the fact that the Calc manual link is
broken).


MCP

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* Re: Org Spreadsheet Documentation Suggestion
  2020-06-20 19:26 Org Spreadsheet Documentation Suggestion Michael Partridge
@ 2020-09-04  9:59 ` Bastien
  2020-09-04 12:18   ` Michael Partridge
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Bastien @ 2020-09-04  9:59 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Michael Partridge; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

Hi Michael,

Michael Partridge <mcp292@nau.edu> writes:

> In the spreadshconfidentendlyeet intro under "Column formulas and
> field formulas" starting with "Finally, we can add the row for the
> means per discipline..." there is no walkthrough and thus a great
> teaching opportunity missed.

thanks for spotting this -- can you make a patch against current
documentation?

See https://orgmode.org/worg/org-contribute.html

Best,

-- 
 Bastien


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* Re: Org Spreadsheet Documentation Suggestion
  2020-09-04  9:59 ` Bastien
@ 2020-09-04 12:18   ` Michael Partridge
  2020-09-05  9:17     ` Bastien
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Michael Partridge @ 2020-09-04 12:18 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Bastien; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

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Hi Bastien!
At the moment I do not have time. I haven't used the tool in a while since
then so I also don't have the vision.


MCP

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020, 05:59 Bastien <bzg@gnu.org> wrote:

> Hi Michael,
>
> Michael Partridge <mcp292@nau.edu> writes:
>
> > In the spreadshconfidentendlyeet intro under "Column formulas and
> > field formulas" starting with "Finally, we can add the row for the
> > means per discipline..." there is no walkthrough and thus a great
> > teaching opportunity missed.
>
> thanks for spotting this -- can you make a patch against current
> documentation?
>
> See https://orgmode.org/worg/org-contribute.html
>
> Best,
>
> --
>  Bastien
>

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* Re: Org Spreadsheet Documentation Suggestion
  2020-09-04 12:18   ` Michael Partridge
@ 2020-09-05  9:17     ` Bastien
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Bastien @ 2020-09-05  9:17 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Michael Partridge; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

Hi Michael,

Michael Partridge <mcp292@nau.edu> writes:

> At the moment I do not have time. I haven't used the tool in a while
> since then so I also don't have the vision.

No problem, thanks for replying.  Perhaps someone else can amend the
documentation, if he sees your point.

-- 
 Bastien


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