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Well, Numbers is limited.
Personally, the lack of error bars in charts means I have to keep my OS9 based graphing program in use. However I am using Numbers more, and liking it. It's very 'pretty' and the many 'little tables' concept is quite useful as compared to Excel's monolithic sheets. Note however most of my raw data analysis is done in specialized programs with spreadsheets, graphing and statistics being done on the 'predigested' data

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To be fair:

1. Numbers is 1.0 product. Why don't you try running your charts on a vintage copy of Excel 1.0 and see how well that works out for you? :)

2. You cannot rule out a variable with your system being the culprit. Show me reproducible results on different machines that occur as you claim and I'll believe it. I've done some fairly sophisticated (for me, I *loathe* spreadsheets) stuff (including charts) on Numbers and not had a noticeable problem, or any crashes.

I'm not saying Numbers is perfect, far from it: see point #1. I'm saying that before you make the claim that Numbers sucks, you need to be able to prove that it's actually NUMBERS that's the culprit. I know I've falsely blamed programs that were unstable many times, only to find out later than an obscure plug-in in a completely unrelated area was actually the culprit (coughRAPIDOWRITEcough).
No, to be fair; Numbers is a 1.0 product without an upgrade path; that is you'll pay full price for iWork 2010 regardless that you were an early adopter of Numbers 1.0 so I wouldn't cut Apple any slack on that account. iWork 2008 and Numbers have to stand on their own feet (fortunately overall iWork does).

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