Eight dangers engineers, modelers and analysts need to be aware of when using Excel spreadsheets

It’s pretty obvious why we use Excel so much – it’s everywhere, it’s initially easy, and it’s what we know. But when engineers and scientists look to Excel for performing modeling & simulation, data analysis or any complex scientific calculation, it can become quite the liability – for you, your engineering department and even your company. This is especially the case when Excel is asked to be something it was never really  intended for, namely a collaborative tool (and it is asked to be one a lot!).

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