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The table editor makes use of the Emacs Calc package to implement
spreadsheet-like capabilities. It can also evaluate Emacs Lisp forms
to derive fields from other fields. While fully featured, Org’s
implementation is not identical to other spreadsheets. For example,
Org knows the concept of a *column formula* that will be applied to
all non-header fields in a column without having to copy the formula
to each relevant field. There is also a formula debugger, and a
formula editor with features for highlighting fields in the table
corresponding to the references at point in the formula, moving these
references by arrow keys.

• References: | How to refer to another field or range. | |

• Formula syntax for Calc: | Using Calc to compute stuff. | |

• Formula syntax for Lisp: | Writing formulas in Emacs Lisp. | |

• Durations and time values: | How to compute durations and time values. | |

• Field and range formulas: | Formula for specific (ranges of) fields. | |

• Column formulas: | Formulas valid for an entire column. | |

• Lookup functions: | Lookup functions for searching tables. | |

• Editing and debugging formulas: | Fixing formulas. | |

• Updating the table: | Recomputing all dependent fields. | |

• Advanced features: | Field and column names, automatic recalculation... |

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