Allows to make a spreadsheet out of an ordinary text buffer.
‘Cells’ are text of the form:
VALUE <= FORMULA
VALUE <= FORMULA => NAME
A single recalculation step consists of scanning the buffer, recalculating each cell by replacing the current VALUE by the result of evaluating FORMULA. A complete recalculation, triggered by typing \\[spread-recalc], iterates this process until the buffer stops changing.
The buffer can also contain arbitrary free-form text between cell. This will not interfere will the recalculations.
See also SpreadSheet