When Spreadsheets Go Bad

As usual, Slashdot proves that although it’s designed for slacking purposes, it often contains useful information on innovations, experience and best practice. In this case, it’s spreadsheets and a link to an interesting article about how they can be abused.

No doubt I will need to use this article in anger in the future. I’m already beginning to wonder how easy it is to slurp spreadsheets/csv files into a database so I can do in 3 lines of SQL what currently takes me 50 lines of Python.

EDIT: Somebody got a pubmed publication out of this.

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