Tech & Work
Despite their popularity, spreadsheets may not be well suited for analysis. This paper explores why, and describes a better alternative.
Spreadsheets are widely used for statistical analysis; and while they
are incredibly useful tools, they are useful only to a certain point.
When used for a task they’re not designed to perform, or for a task
at or beyond the limit of their capabilities, spreadsheets can be
somewhat risky. This paper presents some points you should consider if
you use, or plan to use, a spreadsheet to perform statistical analysis. It
also describes an alternative that in many cases will be more suitable.