Enhance Your Own Research Productivity Using Spreadsheets

  title={Enhance Your Own Research Productivity Using Spreadsheets},
  author={Janet M. Wagner and Jeffrey M. Keisler},
Spreadsheets are the modeling tool of choice for a large number of OR/MS researchers. Surveys of users show that most do not use basic good practices and most large spreadsheets have flaws leading to results ranging from wasted time to downright scandal. Fortunately, many of the solutions to these problems are already known and easily learned. This workshop, taught by OR/MS modelers who have first hand experience with both "sin" and "salvation" in the spreadsheet kingdom, presents the authors… 

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