The Risks of Using Spreadsheets for Statistical Analysis

The Risks of Using Spreadsheets for Statistical Analysis

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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 actually be dangerous.

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.

Vendor:
IBM
Posted:
26 Oct 2011
Published:
26 Oct 2011
Format:
PDF
Length:
12 Page(s)
Type:
White Paper
Language:
English
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