> Does this thing need to be massively customisable, ala Excel, Matlab, or
> could you evisage it as an app which allows one to set a bunch of
> parameters, press a button, and numbers/graphs/other lovely stuff comes
> pouring out.
> If the latter, why not code it up as a web page in
> server-side-scripting-language X? Maybe Java would do the job?
Actually, its not difficult to set up an interface page to set
parameters and display graphs in Excel, inputting and outputting to and
from worksheets in the back of the workbook that are doing all the work
out of sight. I'm currently doing this to the spreadsheet that Spike
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