Analyzing and Visualizing Spreadsheets

Today, an increasing number of researchers share a thesis/dissertation via figshare. Are you interested in reading a thesis deposited in figshare that is most viewed? It’s entitled “Analyzing and Visualizing Spreadsheets’. It starts with the interesting brief history of spreadsheets:

Although the electronic spreadsheet was first conceived in the sixties, the idea of laying out numbers in a grid dates as far back as the Babylonian times. The Plimpton 322, a Babylonian tablet from 1800 BC, lists the Pythagorean triplets in a very spreadsheet-like form.

You can view and download this thesis from here.

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