TurboCalc, Amiga’s answer to Microsoft Exell in the early 90’s

Published by Stefan Ossowski’s Schatztruhe, and perhaps more widely known as the publisher of the Aminet CDs. The TurboCalc user interface is very intuitive and includes a toolbar for the most commonly used commands, it is very similar to Microsoft Excel and it is very easy to use. TurboCalc provides well over 100 functions that provide mathematical, boolean, text, financial, and other commands. Some of the math functions supported are ABS, ARC COS, ARC SIN, COS, SIN, and others. The financial functions let you calculate things such as interest rate, loan payments, and others. The look of the sheet is entirely formattable. You can change the look of a cell so it looks 3D-like, change fonts, colors, and row and column dimensions. What would a spreadsheet be without graphs? The common types are supported (bar, histogram, line, piechart). Once you make a graph, you can output it as an IFF file or print it on any printer that supports graphics. Database functionality is also supported. A database, in spreadsheet terms, allows you to manipulate numeric data that can be sorted, searched, deleted, and copied. In addition, you can query this data using the above mentioned formulas. Another great feature of the TurboCalc package is that example spreadsheets are included. These sheets cover the basics, formulas, databases, charts, etc. So, if you ever have questions about how certain things work, you have actual working examples at your fingertips.

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