Science To the Mac Business Unit at Microsoft
posted by February 27 at 0:19 AMon
Custom error bars are gone?! I’m a scientist. I use Excel for a terrifying amount of my data analysis. Error, you know, comes up on occasion in the real world. Reviewers have this annoying tendency to force us all to recognize reality. I need error bars; we all could use some error bars. And, with all due respect, I might know how to calculate the error for my data better than a program that routinely fucks up counting.
You removed custom error bars in charts. This is terrible. Horrifying. You removed one of the few, the very few, essential features in Excel for my work—a program that hasn’t had a useful feature added since the mid ’90s. Hell, this is a deal breaker for anyone doing any sort of scientific or engineering work with Excel.
I, one of the six graduate students stupid enough to pay for a copy of Office 2008 rather than pirate, have to downgrade to 2004. Fucking Rosetta!
Boo! A pox on all your houses! Boo, I say! Boo!