-Have had to use LibreOffice at a start-up where the Office SW was pirate copies - did not want to get busted -- The spreadsheet is not quite as capable as excel, but one can export import into R, and Octave as CSV, and do the heavy crunching -
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.