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I have an Excel table that contains: Participant - Value. When the participant is equal to "Control", I need to subtract the other participants values from the control's value.
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I'm not sure I've got quite enough to go on here - in essence, it's along the lines of


but I'm not sure of the structure of the data you are working with - it if helps, you can email me directly at, or give me a little more information via this site - I will work with you for as long as it takes to get you a working solution.
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Aidan Heritage


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