Spreadsheets and robust backends: a love story?

The source of every data science project is a dataset or even multiple. In general, scientists prefer to share data using a spreadsheet. This allows to quickly explore, enter and modify data. Software developers on the other hand, prefer to build around properly designed schemes and backends that ensure data integrity. Whoever wins this battle decides where the data is stored: in a type of spreadsheet file or in some kind of database.

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