[ExI] standard form for creating a test, was: RE: humanities plus schmooze
msd001 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 17:38:13 UTC 2012
On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 12:13 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Agreed that I am the poster child for Excel abuse. What I was doing was a
> brute force Scrabble player. I found a list of English words, eliminated
> all which have more than 15 letters, and found that with those gone, there
> are 354938 words left. I got the code to work, but it was still a practical
> failure at Scrabble because that list contained too many words that would
> piss off one's opponent if you played them. For instance, starting at the
You really should learn SQL. This "set of all permutations of
letters" transformed with "set of all scrabble titles" is exactly
how/why SQL works. Most people need to be taught to think in sets,
you're doing it natively and forcing Excel to keep up with you.
> But I agree this is a classic case of Excel abuse.
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