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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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Visual metaphors--the VisiCalc grid, the "ink" of Slate's pen-based environment, the Trellix navigational map--are especially powerful ways to communicate core concepts, Bricklin adds, "because they combine the product's function with its user interface.
Some of these "bells and whistles" may be helpful for your purposes; on the other hand, a basic spreadsheet such as VisiCalc may be sufficient.
June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Socialtext, the first wiki company, today announced its partnership with Dan Bricklin, the inventor of the pioneering PC spreadsheet VisiCalc.
The launch of VisiCalc in 1979 represented a significant breakthrough for the computer industry, with the electronic spreadsheet emerging as the first product of its kind to run on the personal computer.
In addition, the Council, along with the Software History Center, will pay a special tribute to Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston to mark the 25th anniversary of VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet for the personal computer.
Bricklin, inventor and co- creator of VisiCalc and founder and CEO of Trellix Corp.
Prior to Babson, he was CEO of Software Arts, the company that created VisiCalc - the first electronic spreadsheet, and continues to serve on boards and as a consultant to private sector firms and public agencies.
Bricklin, best known for co-creating the first electronic spreadsheet, VisiCalc, said that the state of Florida could have prevented this controversy by running simple usability tests prior to deploying the punch-hole ballots.
While Cooper was responsible for conceptualizing personal wireless communication and pioneered one of the most successful cellular billing companies, Bricklin is credited to have brought VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet to the market.
from MIT, Reed was both vice president of research and development and chief scientist at Software Arts, the creator of VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet.