compare microsoft spreadsheet data to check for plagiarism
Compare Microsoft Spreadsheet Files
Look for instances of plagiarism.
- Compare file meta data
- File creation time stamp
- File modification time stamp
- Author of file creation
- Author of last modification of file
- Cell values
- Non-formula strings
- Cell-by-cell values
- Cell layout
- Check locations of filled/unfilled cells
Spreadsheet files must be of type
Installation and Setup
To install run
pip install --user compsheet from the terminal.
To run type
python3 -m compsheet
followed by the various inputs and flags. It is recommended that the user establish the alias
compsheet for easy usage.
To do this, edit the file
.bashrc from the home directory and add the line
alias compsheet='python3 -m compsheet'
to the end. One can do this in their favourite editor or simply open a terminal and type
echo "alias compsheet='python3 -m compsheet'" >> .bashrc
into the prompt and press enter.
Some basic examples of usage:
python3 -m compsheet # show help message with no alias compsheet -h # show help message compsheet # compare all files in current directory compsheet ./dirname # compare all files in directory 'dirname' compsheet -d ./dirname # do a dry run: write no files. compsheet --explain # print description of table headers
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