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10IPT: Spreadsheet DSS

posted Apr 10, 2013, 7:33 PM by Eddie Woo   [ updated May 10, 2013, 11:07 PM ]
When you hear the phrase "decision support system", maybe your mind pictures something huge and sophisticated like IBM's Watson. A supercomputer-sized system like Watson definitely qualifies, but there are also much simpler decision support systems around. Today we're going to build one! 
  1. Describe the kinds of analysis supported by a spreadsheet.
  2. Add some sample data to this spreadsheet!!
  3. Construct a simple DSS based on BMI.
  4. Identify one example each of situations/decisions that would be supported (a) effectively by a spreadsheet or (b) ineffectively by a spreadsheet.

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May 1, 2013, 5:31 PM