Scientists have accused Microsoft Excel errors

Ученые обвинили Microsoft Excel в ошибках

Every fifth scientific work on genetics contains errors due to Excel

After analyzing 3.5 thousand published scientific papers on genetics revealed that each fifth contains the associated Excel error.

Australian scientists have accused the popular program to work with tables in Microsoft Excel in the systematic errors in scientific papers, reports BBC.

After analyzing 3.5 thousand published scientific papers on genetics revealed that each fifth contains the associated Excel error.

The reason scientists call the conversion of some of the symbols in the default date.

For example, gene name Septin 2 is commonly reduced to Sept2, and the program at the end of Preobrazovatel it on the 2nd of September” (September 2). The date is stored as a number (in this case, 42615), and if the cell is used in operations that participate in them this number.

In turn, Microsoft reminded that Excel is designed to work with common data formats and rare formats should change the settings. Scientists agree and note that their work is designed to draw attention to themselves geneticists on this issue.

This month was also created a new programming language for scientists. Its feature is automatic conversion of descriptions using graph theory to describe sredstvami linear algebra

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