Office shootout: OpenOffice.org Calc vs. Microsoft Excel
Posted by: Anonymous
on October 11, 2007 06:00 PM
Calc is definitely slow on large (not necessarily complicated) spreadsheets. I have a sheet with a 7 to 8 hundred rows of data that doesn't do much other than subtract and divide to calculate change and percent change. It can take a noticeable amount of time to recalculate on my machine (athlon xp 2500, 768Mb ram). The same spreadsheet is noticeably faster under Gnumeric. I don't have a copy of excel, but can confirm that calc is slower than other spreadsheet programs.