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
Well, I didn't need to predict sales but segment sizes for the upcoming 3 periods of the Markstrat simulation game we were playing as part of the Strategic Marketing class I was taking. Still, it works pretty much the same way - you use the numerical historic data you have in order to make a prediction … Continue reading Top 3 Excel functions you can use to forecast sales
I recently got hooked on Tableau Public. It's pretty awesome! One of the downsides, however, is the need to find yourself some interesting "open" datasets to visualize. As the number of prospective students at British universities has long been of interest to me, I thought I'd check out if UCAS had any publicly available data … Continue reading How Do I Quickly Tweak All Files in a Folder?