Spreadsheet bibliography

Title SmellSheet Detective: A tool for detecting bad smells in spreadsheets
Authors Jacome Cunha, Joao Paulo Fernandes, Pedro Martins, Jorge Mendes, & Joao Saraiva
Year 2012
Type Proceedings
Publication IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing
Series September/October, pages 243–244

This tool demo paper presents SmellSheet Detective: a tool for automatically detecting bad smells in spreadsheets.

We have defined a catalog of bad smells in spreadsheet data which was fully implemented in a reusable library for the manipulation of spreadsheets. This library is the building block of the SmellSheet Detective tool, that has been used to detect smells in large, real-world spreadsheets within the EUSES corpus, in order to validate and evolve our bad smells catalog.

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Smells in the Euses corpus
Smells in the Euses corpus
Running the SmellSheet Detective tool on 180 spreadsheets from the Euses corpus resulted in 22% of cells (285 from 1315) being identified as smells that deteriorate the quality of the spreadsheet.