I’m talking about tutorials / discussions / support and development of Serial port communication in LibreOffice Calc.
Yes there are commercial programs available to facilitate this but it seems to completely go against the grain of LO - which if I’m not mistaen leans heavily towards FOSS. (Free & Open Source Software).
There are stacks of MS / Office ways of reading serial data through the serial port which I have successfully managed to do by various ways, but I’m switching to Linux and LO because I want to get away from propriety software as I have zero faith that it isn’t spying on me in some way, or taking control over my computer in ways I simply don’t want.
I have been trying to read up and learn how to get data through the “serial (RS232, COM) port” into Calc using embedded scripts - either Calc BASIC or Calc python script/macros. It’s proved far too difficult for me - an amateur hobbyist programmer.
I have searched far and wide for information that reads the serial port but nothing I have ever come across ever works.
I am frankly astonished that something so useful isn’t published in a torrent of tutorials.
LO is so powerful and Its obvious that it can be programmed to do this, but I am forced to remain with Microsoft Windows and Office because of lack of info as to how to do data logging with Calc in a modern version of LO.
PLEASE can this problem be overturned by you expert coders that do so fantastically well in virtually all other things LO. Please teach is tinkerers how to crack this problem.