Excel Data Analysis For Dummies

Excel Data Analysis For Dummies

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by Stephen L. Nelson, E. C. Nelson
     
 

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Excel spreadsheets are a fact of life. But if you're like most people, you probably don't take full advantage of Excel's data analysis tools. That's where this book comes in. From grabbing external data to working with PivotCharts, database functions, and regression analysis, it shows you step by step how Excel can turn raw data into intelligible information.  See more details below

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Excel spreadsheets are a fact of life. But if you're like most people, you probably don't take full advantage of Excel's data analysis tools. That's where this book comes in. From grabbing external data to working with PivotCharts, database functions, and regression analysis, it shows you step by step how Excel can turn raw data into intelligible information.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
You’ve got data -- boy, do you ever. You’ve got a recent copy of Excel. You know Excel can help you make sense of your data, but you don’t know how. Get Excel Data Analysis For Dummies®. It’s the easiest way we’ve seen to master Excel data analysis -- everything from simple lists to slick optimization modeling.

Longtime Excel author Stephen L. Nelson starts with basic sorting, filtering, and analysis functions (sum, average, count, min/max functions, and so forth). If your data “lives” elsewhere -- say, in a database or in QuickBooks -- you’ll learn to import or query it. There’s a full chapter on cleaning data for easier analysis -- including coverage of several cleaning functions you may never have noticed.

Get this book if you’ve ever been befuddled by PivotTables (or their sister PivotCharts). Or if you’d like a painless introduction to Excel’s powerful statistical tools for describing your data, explaining its implications, and testing new hypotheses that go “beyond” the data. Or if you’d like to make the most of Solver, Excel’s powerful tool for “what-if” analysis.

By the time you’re finished, you’d be forgiven for believing you could actually make sense of life. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118898093
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/05/2014
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
723,044
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen L. Nelson provides accounting, business advisory, tax planning, and tax preparation services to small businesses. He belongs to the American Institute of CPAs and teaches graduate tax courses. Among Steve's 100-plus books are all editions of QuickBooks For Dummies and Quicken For Dummies. Elizabeth C. Nelson is a CPA and specializes in multi-state and international taxation of S corporations and partnerships. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Western Governors University and is the co-author of the popular monographs Preparing the 3115 Form for the New Tangible Property Regulations and Small Businesses and the Affordable Care Act.

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