The Modeller's Miscellany - #65

Stop using Excel for everything!

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Video // Stop using Excel for everything!

This video by data scientist Luke Barousse, runs through some good examples of when Excel should and shouldn't be used for data analysis. Issues highlighted: Data Storage issues, reproducibility, and sharing. This theme was also picked up by Generation CFO's Chris Argent in his recent post: Excel thinking isn't thinking at all.

Events // 20% off the Financial Modelling Summit for Miscellany readers.

The Early Bird ticket window for the Financial Modelling Summit 2021 closes next week.

As a thank you for being a valued reader of the Miscellany, you can get 20% off the Early Bird price with code FSM_20OFF. Check out the superb list of speakers here. Get your ticket before June 17th to secure 50% off. Buy tickets.

Web // Learn to defend yourself against deceptive design.

Dark patterns, also known as deceptive design, are tricks used by websites and apps to get you to do things you might not otherwise do. Techniques include tricksy colour schemes, frustrating mazes, sneaky designs and confusing language. Learn to defend yourself here.

Excel // Ooops. Office Scripts actually not available on desktop.

Yip. We got that one completely wrong. Last week we published news that Office Scripts are available on Desktop. Fake news. It is however now available for all users, but still on web only. We have it on good authority that it's on the development path for desktop. 

Article // How to quit with integrity.

Nothing lasts forever. Sooner or later most of us will move on from the jobs we are in. No matter why you’re leaving, you will thank yourself for leaving on good terms. This article has some good advice on leaving well.

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