"No crime is so great as daring to excel." -- Winston Churchill
March 4, 2009 2:00 AM Subscribe
A little detective work traced the problem to default date format conversions and floating-point format conversions in the very useful Excel program package. The date conversions affect at least 30 gene names; the floating-point conversions affect at least 2,000 if Riken identifiers are included. These conversions are irreversible; the original gene names cannot be recovered.Yet another reason not to use Excel as your "database".
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