Great article on sc, a spreadsheet that is on the Ben Nanonote, on line at Linux Journal.

jirka jirka at
Mon Dec 20 04:08:48 EST 2010

Hi Delbert,

There should be "psc" command in your NanoNote. 
It is used for import from CSV files. Maybe it will work for you.


P.S. To convert comma-separated values file (CSV) to sc file one can use
the psc command:

psc -d , < >

Obviously, the "-d ," parameter specifies the separator (here it is the
comma: ","). To obtain a CSV file from common spreadsheet format it is
possible to use the xls2csv tool from the catdoc package. 

On Sat, 18 Dec 2010 13:57:11 -0800, Delbert Franz <ddf at> wrote:
> Hi, All, 
> I started exploring sc, a curses based spread sheet that is on the 
> Nanonote but found that there was no explicit facility for importing 
> from other formats, like text in columns.  A web search on sc found an 
> article in the Linux Journal of October 2010.  I probably saw it but 
> was not interested in sc then:) 
> Here's the link:
> The article has a Python script that will convert colon delimited 
> files into a series of commands to sc that then sets up the spread 
> sheet.  There was a slight problem in the script in that it considered 
> any number with a decimal point to be a label-- not what I wanted.  I 
> added a comment to the article which solved the problem.  The Nanonote 
> also has Python, so now I'm on to getting acquainted with sc:) 
>             Delbert
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