Resolver One is the Python powered spreadsheet created by Resolver Systems.
Resolver One is a highly programmable spreadsheet program built with IronPython. It is capable of creating powerful spreadsheet systems, but is easy to program with Python and .NET libraries.
We’re convinced that Resolver One allows people to create astonishing things that simply aren’t possible in a traditional spreadsheet environment. And we want to prove it. Enter the Resolver One Spreadsheet Challenge:
The Resolver One Challenge
We're so confident about the revolutionary potential of Resolver One that we've set up the $25,000 Resolver One Challenge. Every month between now and May, we will be giving away $2,000 for the best spreadsheet we receive. And in late May, we'll be handing over $15,000 for the best of the best. Let your imagination run wild
Build a blogging engine directly in Resolver One. Hook Resolver One up to existing .NET or Python libraries in unusual ways. Build the game of life, or a Mandelbrot viewer directly into the grid. Get Infocom adventure games running inside a spreadsheet; or for that matter, have a conversation with Eliza. Make a music player that does visualisations in the cells. Or something more businesslike?
Use the sophisticated web integration to pull of stock prices, or integrate your spreadsheet with Google Maps. (Perhaps you could build a spreadsheet that plots a map, showing in which part of the country stock or house prices are rising or falling the most.) Build an election predictor (and use a combination of Monte Carlo analysis and the web front end to make it really special).
In other words: Resolver One gives you the tools, you just need to use your imagination, and your Python and spreadsheet skills!
Resolver One is free to try and for non-commercial and Open Source uses. You can download it from:
To get you started with Resolver One we have a new tutorial. It takes you through all the major features, with examples to try:
Michael Foord Software Developer Resolver Systems