Microsoft Excel is very popular, but it has many serious limitations. This article explains what you lose out on if you rely just on Excel and what additonal capabilities that R and Python offer that allow you to do better work and do it more efficiently.

Charlie Custer. 9 Reasons Excel Users Should Consider Learning Programming. Dataquest blog, December 27, 2018. Available in html format.

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