CUSTODES: A Technique for Automatic Spreadsheet Cell Clustering and Smell Detection

In the website, you can obtain the following data of our spreadsheet smell detection project and obtain a copy of our tool:
Please use the data and tool only for research purposes. Should you have any questions, please contact Prof. Shing-Chi Cheung (

Datasets and Experimental Results

You can download all data (~11 MB) here or download individual items below:


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new We have also released an improved version of CUSTODES (called CC2s) here.

Research Paper

S.C. Cheung, Wanjun Chen, Yepang Liu, and Chang Xu. CUSTODES: Automatic Spreadsheet Cell Clustering and Smell Detection Using Strong and Weak Features. In Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2016), Austin, TX, USA, May 2016, pp. 464-475. [PDF][BibTex]

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