`I have read posts about support for built in-caclulations for the .NET version of Aspose.Cells.<br><br>My question is does the java version of Aspose.Cells have it's own calculation engine, and if so could you post a short example of how to use it. I have downloaded a demo version of the software, and it appears to me that formulas cannot be evaluted in the java version, that instead I would have to open the file in an Excel client to let excel calculate the values in formulas.<br><br>Thank you,<br><br> Sincerely,<br><br> -Phil<br>`

# Does Java version of Aspose.Cells have its own calculation engine?

**pjbrownva**#1

**Laurence**#2

Hi Phil,

Aspose.Cells for Java doesn't have a calculation engine yet but now we are developing it. When will you need this feature? And could you please post a file to show your need for built-in functions?

**pjbrownva**#3

Hi Laurence,

I don’t have a file, but I need to support polynomial equations

such as y=6x^3+5x^2-2

and also y=e^(5*x)

I need all of the basic math functions including exponents, logarithms and addition,subtraction,

multiplication and division.

I also plan to create charts using the trend line features of excel using linear, power, logarithmic and polynomial regression lines… of course, that part might be an excel only feature.

I have created a sample file that I will upload that shows some of the statistics functions that I will need. I have used the “array” versions of some functions so that I can get data that is suitable for graphing tend lines including linear, power curves and exponential lines.

I could wait up to a month for the features, but after that it’s less clear. I’m working on a project now that needs these capabilities, but I like what I see from your company, so I would be willing show some flexibility as long as you were willing to commit to first-class support of the java version of the calc engine.

**Warren**#4

Hi,

We have received your files.

Now we are testing the basic math functions and doing with the Excel statistics functions .

We will support all the functions in the your files within a month.

**Warren**#5

Hi,

Please try this fix.

We hava supported calculate the formula in your files.

You can use Wookbook.calculateFormula method to calculate formula.

Note : We remove the const CellValueType.Formula and add Cell.isFormula() method to decide whether cell contains formula.

**Warren**#6

Hi,

Please try this fix.

We have supported calculate the formulas in your files.

You can use Wookbook.calculateFormula method to calculate formulas.

Note : We remove the const CellValueType.FORMULA and add Cell.isFormula() method to decide whether cell contains formula.

**Warren**#8

Hi,

Sorry for my mistake.We forgot to remove debug info about calculating formulas.

Please retry this fix.

**pjbrownva**#9

Thank you for adding these features.

Once I followed your instructions on how to call formulaCalculate(); it worked.

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Workbook book = new Workbook();

book.open(“c:\Northwind.xls”);

book.calculateFormula(false);

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I have another question, which will probably lead to a request, but I will post it in a new thread to make it easier for other peolple to find it.

Sincerely,

-Phil