If anyone is unclear as to why jokes are made about EVE Online being spreadsheets in space, perhaps you could point them to the monthly economic report issued by the development team. It’s a large number of spreadsheets about space. If you want to do a detailed breakdown of the game’s economic indicators or the regions of space in which the largest amount of ISK is being destroyed? It’s all there for you to download and analyze.It’s all useful data for those who want to pick apart the game’s economy, analyze its health, and determine where the game is going and how to focus production moving forward. It’s also useful for those who really love spreadsheets in their video games. We know you’re out there.
Source: Official Site