I must have a minor reputation as a critic of Excel in bioinformatics, since strangers are now sending contributions to my work email address. Thanks, you know who you are!This week: Online Survival Analysis Software to Assess the Prognostic Value of Biomarkers Using Transcriptomic Data in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Scroll on down to supporting Table S1 and right there on the page, staring you in the face is a rather unusual-looking microarray probeset ID.
I wonder if we should start collecting notable examples in one place?
To be fair, this is more human error than an issue with Excel per se, but I’m going to argue that using Excel promotes sloppy data management errors by making minds lazy :)