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Lotus 1-2-3

swMATH ID: 27056
Software Authors: Lotus Software
Description: Lotus 1-2-3 is a discontinued spreadsheet program from Lotus Software (later part of IBM). It was the IBM PC’s first killer application, was hugely popular in the 1980s and contributed significantly to the success of the IBM PC.[1] The first spreadsheet, VisiCalc, had helped launch the Apple II as one of the earliest personal computers in business use. With IBM’s entry into the market, VisiCalc was slow to respond, and when they did, they launched what was essentially a straight port of their existing system in spite of the greatly expanded hardware capabilities. Lotus’ solution was marketed as a three-in-one integrated solution, which handled spreadsheet calculations, database functionality, and graphical charts, hence the name ”1-2-3”, though how much database capability was debatable given Lotus’ sparse memory. 1-2-3 quickly overtook VisiCalc, as well as Multiplan and SuperCalc, two VisiCalc competitors. 1-2-3 was the spreadsheet standard throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, part of an unofficial set of three stand-alone office automation products that included dBase and WordPerfect, to build a complete business platform. With the acceptance of Windows 3.0, the market for desktop software grew even more. None of the major spreadsheet developers had seriously considered the graphical user interface to supplement their DOS offerings, and so they responded slowly to Microsoft’s own graphical-based products, Excel and Word. Lotus was surpassed by Microsoft in the early 1990s and never recovered. IBM purchased Lotus in 1995 and continued to sell Lotus offerings, only officially ending sales in 2013.[2] (wikipedia)
Homepage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_1-2-3
Related Software: dBase; Excel; Quattro Pro; WordPerfect; BLAS; COBOL; Matlab; Mathematica; LAPACK; Multiplan; VisiCalc; PETAPS; Clipper; FoxPro; Turbo Pascal
Cited in: 21 Publications

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1 Publication describing the Software, including 1 Publication in zbMATH Year
Lotus 1-2-3 Release 4 for Windows. Zbl 0818.68057
Taylor, Graham
1994

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