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Where should questions regarding building complicated operations in spreadsheet software be asked?

In my particular case I have a random amount of measurements done of a certain quantity done each day and put into a column along with the date and hour of the measurement and I would like to get an average for each day automatically.

I don't see a dedicated spreadsheet site, but maybe I am blind? Otherwise the problem is so close to programming that maybe the Stack Overflow would be the place?

  • "regarding building complicated operations in spreadsheet software" Isn't that programming related? If so you should ask at Stack Overflow. – πάντα ῥεῖ Jul 31 at 16:53
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    You have to be careful. Some on Stack Overflow consider putting a formula into a spreadsheet cell not a programming task. Those prefer these questions go on Super User. Having a spreadsheet with hundreds of formulas and loops and what not, it is hard to deny it comes remarkably close to programming – rene Jul 31 at 16:58
  • @rene "Some on Stack Overflow consider putting a formula into a spreadsheet cell not a programming task." Well, it's more or less like programming macros, no? – πάντα ῥεῖ Jul 31 at 17:07
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    @πάνταῥεῖ meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/261875/… – rene Jul 31 at 17:11
  • @rene Also SO supports tags like [excel] amd such (unfortunately I can't try what exactly ATM :-P). If it's just a plain formula, maybe asking at Mathematics might be more appropriate. – πάντα ῥεῖ Jul 31 at 17:14
  • @πάνταῥεῖ I'm not saying don't or do, I'm only trying to convey some warnings up front to prevent disappointment later ... – rene Jul 31 at 17:19
  • @Empischon "I don't see a dedicated spreadsheet site" I don't see one either AFAIK. If it's a complex macro placed in the spreadsheet it might be appropriate for SO, if it's really a math formula to create in 1st place Mathematics might be more appropriate. – πάντα ῥεῖ Jul 31 at 17:49
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Excel or OpenOffice sheets questions would work on Super User. If you're using Google Docs, Web Applications would work.

That said, chances are that a question that's pretty much "I need to do this, this and this, how do I write it?" wouldn't go that well. Show what you've tried, and where you run into trouble, and you'll do a lot better.

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