As you are probably aware, I’m a huge nerd. One of the manifestations of my nerdery is a love of spreadsheets1,2. I love tracking things3 and calculating stuff and generally being organized. In addition the many and varied spreadsheets I have at work, I also have a number for me personally4. And now I’ve made a spreadsheet of all my active spreadsheets. So meta.

  1. See: my previous blog posting. []
  2. One of my big pet peeves is people not knowing how to use Excel. And I’m not talking about using advanced features of Excel, but just the basic stuff like the fact that Excel can do math for you. I think one of the most useful things in the introductory stats class that I teach is how to use Excel. []
  3. Of course, I use other things to track besides just spreadsheets – like Runkeeper to track my running and biking, and Time Edition to track time spent on school. []
  4. I also have a number of inactive spreadsheets, either because they have outlived their usefulness (e.g., tracking student loan payments, but my student loans are now all paid off) or because I’ve been delinquent (e.g., budget). []