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3.0 out of 5 stars Academic text book, written by academics, 23 Mar 2002
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This review is from: Data Analysis and Decision Making with Microsoft Excel (Hardcover)
The book itself is heavy, which passes a test for most academics. Having said that though, this means that it is packed full of examples and that is both a good thing and a bad thing. If you're a time pressed student, you're only going to buy this book if you're told you have to (as I was). The authors would do well to pick up any book in the "Dummies" series and see how to explain what they have to say using fewer examples in an easy to read format. The book comes with software loaded in a CD, which is essential to load if you want to follow the course outlined in the book. 80% of my intake wasted hours upon hours going to the web-site and downloading patches, calling our own and the author's tech-support and eventually installing the software, so a tip is, go straight to the web-site and download all of their patches, before you even think about starting and be prepared to call the US. Finally, I received a lot of calls from less gifted colleagues, because the examples start assuming that you know what you're doing, very early on and so jump steps in their explanations. All in all, would benefit from fewer, but more comprehensive examples. Oh if only the "Dummies" series had a version.
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Data Analysis and Decision Making with Microsoft Excel by Wayne L. Winston (Hardcover - 14 Jun 2001)
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