Do not trust in computers [Bioanalytics]

posted by Ohlbe – France, 2009-01-21 14:03 (4469 d 16:36 ago) – Posting: # 3098
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(edited by Ohlbe on 2009-01-21 23:17)

Dear HS,

Amazing. I fail to reproduce the error in SD calculation in the example you give, using the French version of Excel 2003 I have here. I get the correct value of 1. I'll check with another version of Excel (also French) at home tonight.

Edit: error reproduced at home with the French version of Excel 2000... Shit ! :-(

Does Microsoft also call this a "feature", rather than a bug ?

And considering the fact that the bug appears with some sets of data, but not others, validating a spreadsheet by comparison with another software or manual calculation would not be sufficient.


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