sc (spreadsheet calculator)

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Arithmetic operations on sc, as run in command-line on fish shell.
spreadsheet calculator
Original author(s)James Gosling[1]
Developer(s)Mark Weiser, Robert Bond, Chuck Martin (current maintainer)
Stable release
7.16 / September 20, 2002; 16 years ago (2002-09-20)
Preview release
7.16_1.1.2 / April 2, 2018; 15 months ago (2018-04-02)
Written inC (programming language)
Operating systemLinux, Unix, Windows, macOS
Platformx86 and x86_64 architectures
Size471 k
Available inEnglish
LicensePublic domain!INDEX.html

sc is a free command-line spreadsheet calculator software that runs in Unix operating system and its derivatives. It is also ported for Windows operating system in a binary file format. It can be accessed through Linux terminal, and has a simple interface and keyboard shortcuts resembling the key bindings of Vim editor. It can be used in a similar manner to other spreadsheet programs for financial and budgeting reasons. The program is based on curses interface library, and has a rich manual page describing its options and configuration. It has a rich mathematical formula library and uses the same file format as Xspread, also supporting plugins as external commands. The program was previously known as vc.[1] sc is already present in the default repositories of popular Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Fedora, and Arch Linux.[2]

See also[edit]

  • Floyd, John (2002). A Mini Manual for the Spreadsheet Calculator Program SC (PDF). University of Toronto.
  • "sc - spreadsheet calculator". Ubuntu Linux manual page
  • sc Spreadsheet Calculator on GitHub
  • sc - Spreadsheet Editor - Linux TUI on YouTube
  • SC-IM - Spreadsheet Calculator Improvised on GitHub


  1. ^ a b Hallyn, Serge (2010-12-01). "sc: the Venerable Spreadsheet Calculator". Linux Journal. Linux Journal.
  2. ^ Brochard, Adrien (2014-05-06). "How to make spreadsheets in a Linux terminal". Xmodulo.