Reusable macro markup language

  • US 7,650,355 B1
  • Filed: 05/18/2000
  • Issued: 01/19/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/21/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer-implemented method of processing tagged numerical data, the method comprising:

  • receiving a series of numerical values having tags indicating characteristics of the numerical values;

    generating at least one first title corresponding to the series of numerical values;

    receiving a macro defined to perform an operation on the series of numerical values;

    performing an operation defined by the macro on the series of numerical values to transform the series of numerical values into a new representation of the series of numerical values based on the tags;

    generating at least one second title corresponding to results of the operation; and

    displaying the results of the operation and the at least one second title, wherein;

    the macro makes a copy of the series of numerical values before the operation is performed,the macro comprises at least one arithmetic statement, the at least one arithmetic statement comprises a variable, the variable is referenced in a local or remote document other than a document that contains the macro, and the step of receiving the macro comprises receiving the macro including interpreted code, meta-data, and error handling instructions.

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