It has often been the case in the course of my assignments that I've had to do quite some data prep in Excel before I could have a clean dataset to crunch. If you also need to do this in Excel, below are 10 functions that I have found indispensable. The datasets I'm going to … Continue reading 10 Functions that Help you Crunch Text Strings in Excel
Anyone survived a statistics course at uni without running a linear regression in SPSS? Come forward, please Joke aside, linear regression is such a basic and fundamental forecasting tool that it is being taught across a range of bachelor and master programmes. Yet, all too often, very little is explained how you could use it … Continue reading Can I run a linear regression in Excel?
1.Excel for MAC does not support PowerPivot. Consequently, any pivot table based on the Excel Data Model will be unfilterable if the spreadsheet is opened by a MAC user. So will be any pivot table, that was created via the "Import from Microsoft Access Database" option as Excel for MAC does not support OLEDB connections, either. It … Continue reading 6 Major Differences between Excel 2016 for Windows and Excel 2016 for MAC
1) PowerPivot Pivot Tables allow you to mix and match data from different tables (provided relationships between them have been created in the data model) 2) Summary Functions: PowerPivot Pivot Tables lack the "Product" and "Count Numbers" summary functions that standard pivot tables offer. But they do have the handy "Distinct Count" 🙂 3) Subtotals: Switching … Continue reading 10 differences between a PowerPivot Pivot Table and a Standard one
Visualizing statistical results in Excel has just become easier as the latest version enables you to create "Histogram" and "Pareto" charts (+ a bunch others) 2.Power Pivot Add-In is integrated, which essentially means that: (a) you do not have to install it separately as it was the case with Excel 2013 and Excel 2010 (b) you will see … Continue reading Top 3 Handy Features of Excel 2016
What is your favourite feature of Power Query? Mine, by all means, is the option to import data from a folder. Located under Power Query --> From File in Excel 2013 Data tab --> New Query --> From File in Excel 2016 the option is a handy way of keeping track of all your documents … Continue reading 1 super handy feature of Power Query
But how do we get it there in the first place? There are a couple of options - choosing the best one for your case will very much depend on the volume of data you need to analyse and the data infrastructure that your company provides. So far I've used: 1. Import from text (a.k.a. … Continue reading Let’s crunch this data in Excel