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The Importance of Excel (baselinescenario.com)
11 points by cs702 1349 days ago | hide | past | web | 2 comments | favorite

This article has interesting takes on Excel's role in recent financial collapses due to poor debugging support and systemic biases that lead to particular types of errors.

Alternate title: the importance of peer review.

Spreadsheets are awesome because they let us organize analysis visually which more programming-based quantitative tools cannot.

This makes everything easier, including auditing. But someone's still got to do it.

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