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Re: io-2.4.13 released

From: Olaf Till
Subject: Re: io-2.4.13 released
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:31:52 +0200
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On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 09:51:04PM +0200, Philip Nienhuis wrote:
> and morphing the ods?????
> functions into wrappers for their xls????? counterparts and deprecate them.
> After all, Matlab's xlsread can perfectly read .ods these days and we do
> want to be compatible.

According to Matlab online documentation:


xlsread() is deprecated now in Matlab and readtable(), readmatrix(),
or readcell() should be used.

I'm not familiar with these functions, but from the perspective of
naming, this move of Matlab seems a good one to me. For many people,
'spreadsheet' (if they use this term at all) is the same as 'Excel',
which is a misconception we shouldn't contribute to. But we would, if
we used 'xls...()' for every type of spreadsheet.


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