posted by stestagg on Thu 15th Nov 2007 13:09
Conversations Performance and Reliability for Excel Through HPC

[link]http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/7/9/a7968349-92bc-44c7-987... ||Learn how you can increase the computational power and reliability of Excel 2007 spreadsheets.[/link]

So the Excel calcuation engine performs so badly, and is so over-engineered, that you need a supercomputer/high-performance cluster to cope with it, according to the Microsoft WCC team.

Of course, if you're dealing with datasets with more than 16,384 columns, Excel still won't be able to help you, and don't try asking it to calculate 5.1*12850 if you actually care about the result.

But at least when your custom Excel function is running at 1 cell per minute, you can load your Excel spreadsheet onto the new $1,000,000 Windows HPC Cluster and let it run overnight.

Or, you can buy R, S-Plus, Matlab or Mathematica and actually save s
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Hehe.
by Almafeta on Thu 15th Nov 2007 14:39 UTC
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Member since:
2007-02-22

Excel kicked my dog too.

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Links
by stestagg on Thu 15th Nov 2007 21:24 UTC
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2006-06-03

So the link is broken, or changed, or something. so:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/ccs/techresources/defaul...

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RE: Links
by stestagg on Fri 16th Nov 2007 04:05 in reply to "Links"
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2006-06-03

ERm, it seems like the 'create link' button in the conversations is somewhat broken. I copy-pasted the link in this conversation directly, but the link that was created has random %20 and ~*~%20@~20 s added to it.

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