The GNOME Structured File Library is a utility library for reading and writing structured file formats. Support for MS OLE2 streams is complete, as is zip import. There is also support for document metadata and some initial work on decompressing VBA streams in OLE files for future conversion to other languages. This library replaces libole2 and is used in gnumeric, mrproject, abiword, libwv2, koffice. It is also part of the AAF format.
XESS is a spreadsheet for UNIX, Linux, OpenVMS, and Windows NT which supports user-configurable 3-D workbooks with up to 10 million rows, enhanced display and print formatting, international locales (including multi-byte languages), full Y2K compliance, Web enablement, and a high level of compatibility with the Excel and Lotus spreadsheet products. It includes filters for Excel 97, Excel 2000, and Lotus spreadsheets.
PLOTICUS is a command line utility for creating bar, line, pie, boxplot, scatterplot, sweep, heatmap, vector, timeline, Venn diagrams, and other types of charts and plots. ploticus is good for automated or just-in-time graph generation. It handles date, time, and categorical data nicely, and has some basic statistical capabilities. It can output to GIF, PNG, SVG, SWF, JPEG, PostScript, EPS, and X11. You can use convenient preset options or create complex scripts with rich and detailed color and style operations.