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Remembering everything except one

I'm a person who excels very well in jobs and make great first impressions. However, a problem that has plagued me all my life is forgetting ONE detail that might seem small but very important. [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Jun 23, 2014 - 11 answers

Why is SUMIF function not working when data is formatted as a table?

I am developing a sales lead sheet. I have on the B column a drop down list for the sales status (complete, no sale, and follow up). On the A column I have a dollar amount for the sales lead. Originally, I used the SUMIF function to add only the "follow up" figures referenced from Column B to track the dollar amount of outstanding leads. I then thought to convert my sheet into a table to make sorting easier, but now the SUMIF function is returning a value of zero. What did I miss? Thanks much!
posted by FireStyle on Dec 7, 2013 - 2 answers

Waxing on the object, thinking about the subject?

Blogs devoted to objects, fascinating and everyday? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Aug 18, 2013 - 6 answers

How do I get better at managing multiple social cues?

How do I get better at managing multiple social cues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2012 - 8 answers

And maybe something with dollar signs I don't know

Need help with (possibly?) "indirect" in Excel. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on May 16, 2012 - 21 answers

What does a bivariate cubic polynomial look like?

What does a bivariate cubic polynomial look like? [more inside]
posted by tybeet on Jul 13, 2011 - 9 answers

Where should the spacing go?

Where should you put the space in function defs/callls in C-like languages? [more inside]
posted by knz on Feb 8, 2011 - 29 answers

Snack Dome

What is the purpose of the dome on this vending machine? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Feb 4, 2011 - 6 answers

What looks good with #AFC398?

Programmers: know any good algorithms for picking colors, modifying colors or choosing colors that go well together? This is specifically for code. I'm NOT looking for apps that let you choose colors. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Feb 4, 2011 - 15 answers

Restoring mental function in retarded children?

Is there any ground breaking hope for a pre-teen who was born with mental retardation due to the umbilical cord wrapped tight around the neck while in the womb (restricting blood flow to the brain)? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Jan 3, 2011 - 5 answers

How to find all roots of a function in two variables?

I've got a long function with two variables, encoding - I suspect - a hidden message. Most likely, the message is somehow encoded in the function's roots. Is there any good software to plot a function in two dimensions and only show the points where it evaluates to zero? [more inside]
posted by Triton on Aug 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Help a clueless couple compile a mega list of kitchen essentials!

What do we absolutely need? [more inside]
posted by Vrai on Aug 9, 2010 - 21 answers

Excel Quest

I have: An excel spreadsheet with a bunch of emails. I need: A self-updating text string that can be copy-pasted into an email TO: Field. I know about C1&","&D1 but is there a way for the list to be automatically updated when I or subtract an email, without specifically having to tell the formula to look in the newly added row? [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Mar 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Calling all pairs

Excel filter: Is there a simple way to iterate through all pairs in a list, perform a calculation on each pair, and sum the result? [more inside]
posted by albrecht on Mar 9, 2010 - 11 answers

Need pre-made functions to calculate cardiovascular risk.

Where can I find a Javascript or PHP library that can generate cardiovascular risk scores based on Framingham or other established models? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Jan 7, 2010 - 1 answer

whatever happened to the "earlier auctions" function on ebay?

whatever happened to the "earlier auctions" function on ebay? can't seem to find it.
posted by tangyraspberry on Dec 5, 2009 - 3 answers

What software can plot non-trivial functions?

What software can I use to plot functions? Excel and matplotlib seem to only plot data points. gnuplot plots simple functions but not the generalized harmonic number, which I need, e.g., H(n,1.5). It would be great if this software can also plot inverse functions, e.g. x=f(y) on a normal x-y axis to overlay on a normal y=f(x) plot.
posted by tasty on Dec 4, 2009 - 13 answers

SharePoint CQWP: How to use today's date to compare to another field

SharePoint CQWP: How on earth can I use today's date to compare to another field in a calculated column or filter in SharePoint? [more inside]
posted by momzilla on Nov 15, 2009 - 1 answer

Grapher: How do I animate a parameter?

How do you animate a parameter in the OSX Grapher utility? [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t on Nov 1, 2009 - 3 answers

Trouble calculating regular averages in Excel

In Excel, how do I calculate the average of every 300 data points in a large data set? [more inside]
posted by Midnight Rambler on Oct 18, 2009 - 10 answers

Excel AVERAGE questions.

Trying to get some modified AVERAGE results in Excel. [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Aug 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Firefox Restore Sesson Fail

Since upgrading to the latest Firefox (3.51?) the Session Restore feature which restores windows, tabs has NEVER worked. I get a white screen which says how embarrassing it is my previous session can't be restored. I'd just like to start every session as a new one, it would save a lot of time, but can't figure out how to avoid the restore function. The Mozilla/Firefox support site is so dense and discombobulated I can't find anything helpful there. Any suggestions?
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Jul 31, 2009 - 5 answers

Where to host 90th birthday party for 30 people near Providence, RI?

Where to host 90th birthday party for 30 people near Providence, RI? [more inside]
posted by boulder20something on Jul 23, 2009 - 6 answers

Art, design, technology

Please recommend some sites to me that are focused on art and design and are technology-friendly to boot. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Apr 25, 2009 - 9 answers

Vlookup help for comparing lists of numbers

I am trying to partially automate a tedious list comparison procedure, I think I should be able to do it through excel without any coding (which I don't know how to do) [more inside]
posted by dripped on Mar 19, 2009 - 3 answers

Name this stupidly basic math function for me

Basic Mathematical NameFilter: Name This Sequence [more inside]
posted by bhance on Feb 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Function databases?

I listened in on an engineering design lecture a few days ago, and was fascinated to find out that there are apparently databases out there that contain all the different ways some common functions can be accomplished - for example, getting liquid out of a cup. What are these databases called and where can I find them?
posted by archagon on Jan 29, 2009 - 7 answers

But... what does it do?

Can you identify the function of this mysterious jade object? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Dec 21, 2008 - 24 answers

Stupid Javascript question

I want to have data with spaces in it, in a link that is sent to a javascript function but it does not work. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by bytewrite on Oct 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Statistics Filter: Finding the top 10% from thousands of data points. Bonus question: inflection point value.

Statistics Filter: Finding the top 10% from thousands of data points. Bonus question: inflection point value. [more inside]
posted by lrivers on Aug 7, 2008 - 4 answers

A nowhere continuous derivative?

Is there a differentiable function f(x) such that the derivative is nowhere continuous? That is, f'(x) has no point of continuity? [more inside]
posted by thrako on Aug 1, 2008 - 16 answers

My knowledge of Excel has not served me well...

Within cell C2, If the content of a cell in $A$10:$A$900 is the same as the content in A2, I would like Excel to Average the contents of column H in the rows that match A2...does that even make sense? [more inside]
posted by InfinateJane on Jul 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Let he who be without sine...

Why are sine waves considered "pure" tones? Why do we consider sinusoids the building blocks of periodic functions? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Jun 28, 2008 - 35 answers

Why 'argument'?

Why do mathematicians (and/or programmers) describe information passed to a function as an 'argument'? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Dec 13, 2007 - 14 answers

Excel N00b

Excel: How can I get text to stick in the cells after it's been copied from another spreadsheet? [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Jul 4, 2007 - 6 answers

excel macro n00b

I need help writing a macro that will divide a 5000 row table into groups of 30 rows, and find the average of certain columns in each group. [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Jul 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Excel formula question

Excel question: How to define a range so that it always adds up to a constant value. [more inside]
posted by corpse on Jan 16, 2007 - 20 answers

Excel help.

Excel question: I'm looking to pull a months and years worth of spreadsheet information to a summary report. The days work is saved as reportxxxxxx (month/day/year) [more inside]
posted by brent on Dec 27, 2006 - 4 answers

orthogonality isn't a SQL know-it-all after all, let's laugh at him

Help! Stumped by an SQL problem. [more inside]
posted by hangashore on Oct 21, 2006 - 21 answers

Function Follows Form

I'm looking for examples that turn the aphorism "form follows function" on its head. The idea that functions can be inspired by new forms. [more inside]
posted by Jeff Howard on Oct 19, 2006 - 24 answers

I'm spaced out!

Programming/geometry: in a Flash program (you don't need to know Flash to answer this), I'm trying to place rectangular images at random positions on the screen. There are already images on the screen. I need to make sure that the new, randomly-placed images don't obscure the images already there. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 29, 2005 - 25 answers

Why does bandwidth cost money?

Why does bandwidth cost anything? Short of hosting companies finding a means to make some money, what is the actual cost justification on charging for overages, etc? Is it a racket or does traffic actually put an expense on an ISP forcing them, in turn, to charge customers? Always wondered. Thanks.
posted by Peter H on Aug 26, 2004 - 8 answers

Towel Design

All of the towels in my house have a stitched patter a couple inches from the vertical end. Anyone have any idea where this came from, or what the function is? [MI] [more inside]
posted by woil on Feb 16, 2004 - 1 answer

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