[R] Off topic, but hopefully not totally irrelevant: on MS Excel and genomics
mdsumner at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 16:29:49 CEST 2016
On Sat, 3 Sep 2016 at 00:13 John Kane <jrkrideau at inbox.com> wrote:
> Over the last few years I came to the conclusion that using a spreadsheet
> for anything more complicated than my shopping list was madness.
> I am now reconsidering my position on shopping lists.
> Thanks Bert. I have a small collection of spreadsheet errors that have
> been published here and there and this is a great addition.
Yes, thanks Bert - I'm a bit surprised it go that far! When I saw (in 2003)
that Excel auto-mangled dates with no way to undo it - even if I'd
accidentally opened a CSV - that was it. I still shop with a scribbled
scrap of paper that I usually lose before I need it.
We still need spreadsheets though (IMO) and this looks promising:
Also Jenny Bryan's wonderful work in this area deserves attention:
I think dplyr-via-RSQLite linked SQLite back-end with a DT flexdashboards
front-end would be a useful project for R. (Just in case someone's looking
for something to do, all the pieces are there.)
> Kingston ON Canada
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> > Subject: [R] Off topic, but hopefully not totally irrelevant: on MS Excel
> > and genomics
> > Cheers,
> > Bert
> > Bert Gunter
> > "The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along
> > and sticking things into it."
> > -- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )
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