Repeat for every numeric column.
Repeat for every numeric column.
Good luck slicing your partitions
Huh? People still do that? Fresh FreeBSD install, just select the 'auto (zfs)' option and never think about partitions or slices ever again.
It doesn't matter. I'm not sure why this is news, because Facebook has sold a service for quite a few years based on this. They know which constituency each of their users live in (even if you don't provide a real address, the IP that you connect from most frequently and the location of your phone if you install their app give them a good idea). They have a good hit rate for identifying the undecided voters and, importantly, what issues they consider important. They will sell parties the ability to run ads targeted at people in a particular constituency based on the issues that they find important. If you pay more, they will even sell you the names, addresses, and key issues for these voters so that you can send people around to canvas, briefed with exactly the right talking points.
It doesn't matter that Facebook has a few outliers like yourself, they still have enough information to have a disproportionate amount of influence on the political process.
I think you somehow managed to bolster the GP's point through some weirdly-inverted way. Acronyms are a form of compression to make communication easier. Cutesy acronyms whose long forms are twisted to fit the acronym do not ease communication.
What kinds of major errands have gotten in...
Grocery shopping, filling the gas tank and picking up the dry cleaning.
"I can change the column when/if I need to"
Actually, I have major problems trying to convert text to a number format once it's in the spreadsheet program. (I use LibreOffice, but I assume Excel functionality is the same.) If I take a column that's text-formatted, and click Format > Cell > Number, then all of the numeric stuff gets a single quote prefixed, sabotaging the attempt to treat it as a number. Your proposal would generate a massive user outcry for that and other reasons.
As I said upthread, it's probably not a data-entry problem. More like a file conversion problem (importing text/CSV to the spreadsheet application).
Probably not a data-entry problem. More like a file conversion problem (importing text/CSV to the spreadsheet application).
Non sequitor. Calculations need to be made somewhere in the workflow process, and LaTeX does not help with that.
It could rather be a conversion error. For example, if you have the original in a CSV file (possibly output from one program) where strings have no lead colon, and then load into Excel or LibreOffice, it will (by default) turn everything it can into a numeric format. One needs to be aware of that and ask that the column be converted to text -- which is easy to overlook if you have a column that's mostly non-ambiguous, but somewhere far below is a single date-like name.
I've gotten hit by this many times with CSVs coming out of our school's learning management system, with long numeric student IDs that get turned into scientific notation in the spreadsheet application. In some sense that's easier to catch, because it will hit a whole column of data at once; but even so it's distressing how often I need to backtrack to resolve that.
Being a victim is not generally a government activity. You can report on criminal investigations without mentioning the names of the parties involved.
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