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Oops, Your Code is Showing (a PSA)

My fellow Swarthmore alumnus Simon St. Laurent introduced me to the concept that Excel is really a programming language rather than a simple spreadsheet tool.  Not only do I agree with this sentiment, but I also think it has a profound impact on how we use data in presentations.

In short, if Excel is a programming language, tables are code and thus should only appear in presentations when absolutely necessary.

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