Abstract

Spreadsheets are one of the most frequently used applications. They are used because they are easy to understand and values can be updated easily. However, many people try to use spreadsheets for problems beyond their intended scope and end up with errors and miscalculations. We present a new spreadsheet system which uses complex-values and equation code reuse to overcome the limitations of spreadsheets for complex problems. We also discuss the features necessary in order to make these enhancements useful and effective.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science

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Date Submitted

2008-04-08

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd2361

Keywords

spreadsheets, interactivity, usability, complex problems

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