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Spreadsheet

A computer program that organizes numerical data into rows and columns in order to calculate and make adjustments based on new data.

Spreadsheet

A sheet or computer program organized into rows and columns for easy comparison of information. For example, there may be two columns representing two different fiscal years and several rows representing different financial variables (such as revenue, profit, and so forth). A balance sheet is a very common example of a spreadsheet.

spreadsheet

A worksheet on which financial data are laid out in rows and columns for comparative purposes. For example, a financial analyst might use a spreadsheet to determine how a firm's sales and profit margins have varied throughout a period of quarters or years.

spreadsheet

a COMPUTER software program package which enables data to be analysed in columns and rows. Spreadsheets are widely used for financial analysis.
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In the field of spreadsheet programs, there is no question that the development of successful programs, such as Lotus 1-2-3, was based on previous advances made by software such as VisiCalc.
He acquired an unlimited license for CP/M from Digital Research for $50,000, swapped stock with Microsoft for MBASIC, negotiated a deal with MicroPro for WordStar, and arranged for the development of a VisiCalc clone called SuperCalc.
Solving that problem was what made VisiCalc a much better solution.
VisiCalc and subsequent spreadsheet programs can be thought of as special-purpose programming with a syntax based upon a grid layout [11].
This is evidenced by his investment in VisiCorp, a software company based in San Jose, California that created the VisiCalc spreadsheet.
Visicalc was the "killer app" for the personal computer industry.
By the early 1980s, automated spreadsheets such as VisiCalc and SuperCalc were the rage of financial analysts until the introduction of Lotus 1-2-3.
We recently added a VisiCalc electronic spreadsheet program to generate year-to-date summaries more quickly.
For those too young to remember the dawning of the PC age in the late '70s and early '80s, VisiCalc was the first spreadsheet app for personal computers, and credited with turning the PC from an expensive toy into a serious business tool.
LOOKUP is so old, it's one of the 20 functions that were in version 1 of Visicalc in 1979.
After retirement, he was a self-employed tax preparer at his business, Tax Time where he developed one of the first tax preparation programs using VisiCalc on the first Apple computer.