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elabftw profile image

Excel? Nope. What's the point of spending time with a proprietary microsoft product that doesn't run on GNU+Linux??

Use python's Pandas! You talk about data science, but nobody uses Excel for that!

Or at least, not Excel but Libreoffice Calc ;) Programmer's tools must be free/libre!

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javinpaul Author

I knew, I am going to receive a lot of flake for Excel, don't know why people hate it so much but I find it quite useful :-)

pizzagorgonzola profile image

So we either agree that Excel is useful or we hate it ? It's just not being used much to analyse big data, your recommendations are a bit too windows centric, on a Mac we will not use visual studio code for example. I also think JavaScript is a better choice than python, as it's, obviously the only language that can be used on both ends of a web site. And it's a lot faster than python. Java is on its way out, didn't notice ?

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Richard Ikin

Java isn't dead yet. Don't write it off too soon.

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jrussellsmyth profile image

Not sure why you are throwing out visual studio code just because you are on a Mac. I am a full time Mac user and spend about 80% in VSC. Hell I even use it as my primary terminal as I always have it running and it stays out of my way.

And I use it for Java, Go, JavaScript/html/css frontend, JavaScript backend, shell, Json, yaml, XML, markdown... I manage docker with it ..., Interact with my git repos...

And I'm a card carrying anti-microsoft Linux/Mac geek

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Nikola Stojaković • Edited on

Exactly. In my opinion, VS Code, TypeScript and C# are the three best things Microsoft gave us (even though I don't use C# we must agree that it's an amazing language).

ladebug5 profile image

ha-ha, have you seen the Atlassian office? Even JIRA developers use whiteboards with markers everywhere, lol! So, only Excel, only hardcore!