[python-uk] Tell us what you did with Python this year....
matth at netsight.co.uk
Mon Dec 20 17:51:38 CET 2010
On 20 Dec 2010, at 15:41, Jonathan Hartley wrote:
> clients with extremely large spreadsheets (which take hours to recalculate on Excel)
But that is what makes what you have done even more amazing :) I'm pretty sure spreadsheets of that level of complexity have a lot of subtle excel'isms that you must support and at least be able to do on your system.
> to manually partition calculations to run in parallel across several EC2 instances. Soon we hope to make this process automatic, by examining the dependency graph (which cells depend on which other cells) and passing large stand-alone chunks of the graph to be recalculated on other machines.
> Going forward, we hope that the two products will compliment each other (web apps aren't the right solution for everyone), and that code-sharing between the projects will mean that improvements in one (e.g. in providing robust statistical functions, or more Excel-compatible functions) will also improve the other.
That is all really really cool :)
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