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Yes, so excellent that it lets me add a date to USD and format it as a percentage, as I copy and paste that one formula into every row of data.

There is also the occasional - ctrl c, alt es v. And then realize you copied date values along with your data.

Excel is great, until that moment that you do something in haste over a large set of heterogenous data and cells.

And if you are doing finance, a world of pain awaits you.

edit: One other gripe about it, is if you use a macro, you can never use the easy ctrl-z out of whatever mistake you've just made.

Backups for a new analyst are few and far between. Backups for me a short while into my job could happen hourly.

Well, I didn't say it was strongly typed :-) But you make a good point.

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