are very heavily relied upon for analyses and database management.
There are several major issues associated with their use. They're
easy to use in general, but this is not a reason to use them as database
managers. They're not database managers.
Figure 1.6 Example of Spreadsheet Data
shows an example
of a section of a large spreadsheet typical of what you might receive
from an online survey vendor. There are 18,492 rows or records, which
represent that number of people, and 81 columns or variables on each
person. There’s no indication of what Q1
and so on are, no indication of their values, and no definitions for
variable. Sometimes ...