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Copy-Paste Tracking: Fixing Spreadsheets Without Breaking Them

Hermans, Felienne


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  "description": "<p>Spreadsheets are the most popular live programming environments, but they are also notoriously fault-prone. One reason for this is that users actively rely on copy-paste to make up for the lack of abstraction mechanisms. Adding abstraction however, introduces indirection and thus cognitive distance. In this paper we propose an alternative: copy-paste tracking. Tracking copies that spreadsheet users make, allows them to directly edit copy-pasted formulas, but instead of changing only a single instance, the changes will be propagated to all formulas copied from the same source. As a result, spreadsheet users will enjoy the benefits of abstraction without its drawback.</p>", 
  "license": "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode", 
  "creator": [
    {
      "affiliation": "van der Storm, Tijs", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Hermans, Felienne"
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  "headline": "Copy-Paste Tracking: Fixing Spreadsheets Without Breaking Them", 
  "image": "https://zenodo.org/static/img/logos/zenodo-gradient-round.svg", 
  "datePublished": "2015-07-13", 
  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/19341", 
  "@type": "ScholarlyArticle", 
  "keywords": [
    "iclc2015", 
    "live coding"
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  "@context": "https://schema.org/", 
  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.19341", 
  "@id": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.19341", 
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    "url": "http://iclc.livecodenetwork.org/", 
    "alternateName": "ICLC2015", 
    "location": "Leeds, UK", 
    "@type": "Event", 
    "name": "First International Conference on Live Coding"
  }, 
  "name": "Copy-Paste Tracking: Fixing Spreadsheets Without Breaking Them"
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