Accession Number:

ADA508437

Title:

Reducing Spreadsheet Errors

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS WASHINGTON DC ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT AND RESTORATION RESEARCH PROGRAM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Increasing computational power and memory capacity in desktop computers has resulted in access to numerical techniques previously unavailable to many users. Although computational capabilities have increased, many users are unable to take full advantage of this power due to limited programming expertise. Spreadsheets offer these users a means to capitalize upon computational potential without extensive training, though spreadsheet models can confer risks due to high error rates and lack of quality control. Table 1 presents several strengths and weaknesses associated with using spreadsheets as numerical tools for the masses.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE