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M Ziemann, Y Eren and A El-Osta
Abstract
The spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel, when used with default settings, is known to convert gene names to dates and floating-point numbers. A programmatic scan of leading genomics journals reveals that approximately one-fifth of papers with supplementary Excel gene lists contain erroneous gene name conversions.
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VisiCalc, Pivot table, Lotus 1-2-3, Spreadsheet software, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Spreadsheet, Microsoft
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