Archive for January, 2013

Microsoft Office

30 Jan 2013

The New York Times has an article about how Microsoft will have users pay a yearly fee for MS Office, instead of buying it outright.

There’s some mention of competition from Google Docs. Why should one still use Microsoft Office? The brilliant Excel graphs!

As for Google, Mr. DelBene said it has not “in any way diminished demand” for Office because Microsoft’s applications are “just so far beyond the capabilities that are in those alternative products.” As an example, he cited a feature in Excel that analyzes a batch of numbers selected by a user and automatically recommends the best way to represent the data in a chart.

NIH to hire Associate Director for Data Science

15 Jan 2013

See the press release.

Eric Green, currently head of NHGRI, has been appointed the Acting Associate Director for Data Science.

5/9 data journalists use Excel

15 Jan 2013

…if I’ve counted correctly.

I’d not heard the term “data journalist” before. It’s nice that they have an open handbook.