Just as I was to finish up my work before the holiday, the fever forced me to retire a few days early. It’s the day before Christmas Eve and time to head home for the “celebration”. Watching a few movies from our childhood suits my malaise well. I just wanted to post a short one before I and the others go on a leave, to wish you a nice holiday. The blog will also take some time off and we’ll be back in the second week of forthcoming year.
Whatever you make of your holiday, whether or how you’ll celebrate: Drive and eat carefully, have a nice one and a happy new year! <@:D
You whois a studentorhavebeen a studentprobably recognizeyourself inseveral differentprogramming languages.Programsandlanguagesare many as well as the variationsandapplications.During my time atChalmers, the focus was mostly onMatlab andsome differentsimulation andCAD tools. But, as a wiseformertraineesaidin a posta yearago, there isanother programthat is usedeverywhere,all the timeand are veryusefulin several ways.Unfortunately it isa bitforgottenin the academic world, in my personal opinion and experience. This programis nothing less thanMicrosoft Excel.
Excel isso much morethan theplus,minusanda toolfor nicediagrams. It is a programthat in particular cansavea lot of time–provided itis used correctly. I wishI had learnedmore aboutExcelduring my yearsas a student. Justthreemonths hereatGKN, I have discovered many newcomplex functions and that the programming capabilitiesofExcel’sVisual Basicare endless.If youhave not openedVisual Basic– do it, try it!(There are good exerciseson Youtubeforall of you whoare just asconfusedas me.=))
Finally – to all of you – if you have the opportunity to take a course in Excel – do it !! =)