Let us do scripting with Python! Yay! Not only as an alternative to VBA, but also as an alternative to field functions (=SUM(A1:A2))6,287 votes
Thank you to all those participated in our survey. What an amazing number of responses, many of them with very deep content. We’re processing the over ten thousand responses(!), and already appreciate the time so many of you took to answer with passion and experience.
Please know this survey is used to help influence various topics – both on Python as well as other related topics that the comments started to bleed into. Given the passion, I want to be clear this remains an area of exploration for us, without any specific timeline.
We’ll provide updates as we progress on this feature request.
Lead Program Manager
Currently User Defined Functions (UDFs) in Excel will not show intellisense to tell the user what arguments need to be supplied. This makes them very difficult to use.
There's a discussion here:
Whether the future of UDFs is in VBA or something else, the ability to define intellisense is vital.256 votes
Thanks for the suggestion Nick. We’ve got some related work we’re looking at soon, and we’ll be sure to carefully consider if we can get a fix in for this then. As always, more votes helps – so keep voting for the things you care about most.
John [MS XL]
Microsoft recently acquired Revolution Analytics:
Revolution R Open with MKL is an open source derivative of R (RRO + MKL). Adding-in RRO to Excel is a natural fit and will extend the scripting utility of .xlsx in Enterprise environment. The package developments alone are worth considering this integration.145 votes
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