FWIW, there is a org-table-toggle-formula-debugger command.
On Mon, Sep 19 2016, Karl Voit wrote:
> * Michael Welle <mwe012...@gmx.net> wrote:
>> Karl Voit <devn...@karl-voit.at> writes:
>>>>> #+TBLFM: @2$3='(* $2 (org-time-string-to-hours "$1"));L
>>>> or converting $2 to a number before the calculation should work also,
>>>> but is more to write ;).
>>> Hm. I still got #ERROR. I reduced my issue to calculate the float (for
>>> without multiplying it with "value":
>> strange. I use the current Org version from git and Emacs 25.1.
>>> | time [h:m:s] | value | product |
>>> | 09:15:00 | 2.54321 | #ERROR |
>>> #+TBLFM: @2$3='(org-time-string-to-hours $1)
>> That works for me. The default interpretation of $1 is used and
>> therefore the value is fed into o-t-s-t-h as string.
> OK, this is my current issue then.
> I'm using Org from git/maint version 8.3.4
> (release_8.3.4-33-gd522fc) and GNU Emacs 24.5.1 (i686-pc-mingw32
> Windows) as well as Emacs 24.4.1 on GNU/Linux.
> Can somebody confirm my #ERROR behavior?
>>> #+TBLFM: @2$3='(org-time-string-to-hours $1);L
>> That doesn't work. I'm not sure, but I guess it is because you asked for
>> literal interpretation and it is not clear what that would mean for
> I'd say the same.
>>> #+TBLFM: @2$3='(org-time-string-to-hours "$1");N
>> Here you ask for interpretation as numbers. So the o-t-s-t-h function
>> sees a stringified 9 as it's parameter value. Near, but still no t-shirt ;).
> I was wondering whether or not the stringification is done before or
> after the number-conversion - as a test. It's an #ERROR anyway.
>>> ... each of the TBLFM results in the same error.
>> Well, none of them looks like the one I wrote:
>> #+TBLFM: @2$3='(* $2 (org-time-string-to-hours "$1"));L
> ... which I tried first, got an #ERROR and analyzed the issue.
> Narrowing down to '(org-time-string-to-hours $1) is my issue since
> I now understand the handling of $2 which is according to the
>> You said, that gives an error, too. I have no idea, why. You can use
>> (message...) and (type-of ...) to look at the types and values that you
>> feed into your functions. Maybe that gives some insight?
> (type-of ...) -> very helpful
> | time [h:m:s] | value | product |
> | 09:15:00 | 2.54321 | #ERROR |
> #+TBLFM: @2$3='(message (type-of (org-time-string-to-hours $1)))
> #+TBLFM: @2$3='(type-of (org-time-string-to-hours $1))
> ... both formulas lead to #ERROR in @2$3 with no message in the
> *Message* buffer.
> From my understanding, the first one should have caused an output of
> the type in the *Message* buffer and the second one should have
> placed something like "integer" into @2$3. Am I correct?
>> The variant with converting $2 to a number is:
>> #+TBLFM: @2$3='(* (string-to-number $2) (org-time-string-to-hours $1))
> Since the issue is with $1, the (string-to-number $2) (which is
> working) doesn't fix the #ERROR issue of $1 :-(
> Thank you *very* much for your explanations! I (and hopefully many
> others as well) am learning a lot here.