Introduction to Gnumeric

The Gnumeric package contains a spreadsheet program which is useful for mathematical analysis.



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Package Information

Gnumeric Dependencies


GOffice-0.10.52 and itstool-2.0.7

Recommended Runtime


DConf-0.40.0 (to prevent some test failures), gobject-introspection-1.72.0, PyGObject-3.42.1, Valgrind-3.19.0 (for some tests), dblatex (for PDF docs), libgda, Mono, pxlib, and Psiconv

User Notes:

Installation of Gnumeric

Install Gnumeric by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr  &&

This package must be installed before the test suite is run.

Now, as the root user:

make install

To run the tests, issue make check. Tests should be run from an active X session, and DConf-0.40.0 should be installed to prevent some failures. Four tests are known to fail, one due to a changed test file and three related to valgrind.

Command Explanations

--enable-pdfdocs: Use this switch if you have installed dblatex and wish to create PDF docs.


Installed Programs: gnumeric (symlink), gnumeric-1.12.52, ssconvert, ssdiff, ssgrep, and ssindex
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libspreadsheet-1.12, /usr/lib/gnumeric, /usr/lib/goffice/0.10/plugins/gnumeric, /usr/share/gnumeric, and /usr/share/help/{C,cs,de,es}/gnumeric

Short Descriptions


is a symlink to gnumeric-1.12.52


is GNOME's spreadsheet application


is a command line utility to convert spreadsheet files between various spreadsheet file formats


is a command line utility to compare two spreadsheets


is a command line utility to search spreadsheets for strings


is a command line utility to generate index data for spreadsheet files

contains the gnumeric API functions