Saturday, 22 December 2007

Excel Add-ins

Many sports scientist use spreadsheets to analyse data, prepare training programmes and/or deal with complex numbers or formulas. Microsoft excel is probably the most used spreadsheet in the sports science community.

Before suggesting some useful add-ins, I would like to remind readers that a free product with all the capabilities of Microsoft office can be downloaded for free at:

www.openoffice.org

The quality of this software is immense and it is fully compatible with Microsoft products. This is an open source project which allows anyone to have a good quality software without paying a penny.

The following screen shot is just an example of the amazing capabilities of the spreadsheet:

 

So, if you are in need to such a software have a look at it, it is free.

I recently installed a very useful add-in for excel provided by ASAP utilities. It really speeds up all the work I do on spreadsheets and it is now an invaluable tool for me.

http://www.asap-utilities.com/download-asap-utilities.php

If you are an individual user you can download it for free.

More information will appear on this blog on softwares/spreadsheets and any possible free resources on the web that could be useful for a Sports Scientist. So, stay tuned!

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