I want to know if there are any other spreadsheet programs besides OpenOffice.org Calc.


Gnumeric Install Gnumeric

Gnumeric is part of 'GNOME Office' suite, which means it stylistically fits into Ubuntu, but can just as easily be used on its own.

Gnumeric screenshot

  • Apparently this does not open *.xls files.
    – evaristegd
    Jul 17 '19 at 18:14

For text-only use in a terminal, there's sc (man page).
If the first link is not working, you can try the Ubuntu Packages site.


Check these out... here is list of all spreadsheet software for linux... :)


else u can try koffice, staroffice and gnome-office.

I hope this helped.. :)

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    Star Office is Sun's commercial version of OpenOffice.org (basically OpenOffice.org with different branding and some commercial clipart, fonts, templates & maybe extra language tools added).
    – JanC
    Aug 28 '10 at 14:31
  • yeah i mentioned it because its compatible with linux.. :) Aug 28 '10 at 18:47
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    Grab Libreoffice Calc Jun 26 '11 at 16:57

For large spreadsheets, Gnumeric is the way to go! Libreoffice is too slow for plotting graphs with large multi-column datasets, but gnumeric handles them far better with high responsiveness.


There's a Chinese clone of MS Office, called WPS Office. It offers both ribbon and toolbar-based user interfaces, which you can switch on the fly. It is not open source, though.

The three basic WPS Office apps

For more details and installation instructions, see this OMG! Ubuntu! article.

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