[R] Excel

Frank E Harrell Jr f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu
Thu Aug 30 02:16:38 CEST 2007

Rolf Turner wrote:
> On 30/08/2007, at 8:49 AM, Greg Snow wrote:
>> Erich Neuwirth said:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
>>> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Erich Neuwirth
>>> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 12:43 PM
>>> To: r-help
>>> Subject: Re: [R] Excel
>>> Excel bashing can be fun but also can be dangerous because
>>> you are makeing your life harder than necessary.
>> My experience differs, so far using excel (other than as a table  
>> layout
>> program) has made my life harder more times than it has made it  
>> easier.
> 	<Remainder of message deleted.>
> 	Bravo!!!  Very well and very cogently expressed!
> 			cheers,
> 				Rolf Turner

Yes!  In addition I'd like to stress that the Excel model represents 
non-reproducible research.

Frank Harrell

Frank E Harrell Jr   Professor and Chair           School of Medicine
                      Department of Biostatistics   Vanderbilt University

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