Measuring Spreadsheet Formula Understandability

  title={Measuring Spreadsheet Formula Understandability},
  author={F. Hermans and M. Pinzger and A. Deursen},
  • F. Hermans, M. Pinzger, A. Deursen
  • Published 2012
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • Spreadsheets are widely used in industry, because they are flexible and easy to use. Often they are used for business-critical applications. It is however difficult for spreadsheet users to correctly assess the quality of spreadsheets, especially with respect to the understandability. Understandability of spreadsheets is important, since spreadsheets often have a long lifespan, during which they are used by several users. In this paper, we establish a set of spreadsheet understandability… CONTINUE READING
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