Data Analysis


This section illustrates the powerful features Excel has to offer to analyze data.

1 Sort: You can sort your Excel data on one column or multiple columns. You can sort in ascending or descending order.

2 Filter: Filter your Excel data if you only want to display records that meet certain criteria.

3 Conditional Formatting: Conditional formatting in Excel enables you to highlight cells with a certain color, depending on the cell's value.

4 Charts: A simple Excel chart can say more than a sheet full of numbers. As you'll see, creating charts is very easy.

5 Pivot Tables: Pivot tables are one of Excel's most powerful features. A pivot table allows you to extract the significance from a large, detailed data set.

6 Tables: Tables allow you to analyze your data in Excel quickly and easily.

7 What-If Analysis: What-If Analysis in Excel allows you to try out different values (scenarios) for formulas.

8 Solver: Excel includes a tool called solver that uses techniques from the operations research to find optimal solutions for all kind of decision problems.

9 Analysis ToolPak: The Analysis ToolPak is an Excel add-in program that provides data analysis tools for financial, statistical and engineering data analysis.

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Become an Excel pro! You can find related examples and features on the right side of each chapterat the bottom of each chapter. Below you can find an overview.

1 Sort: Custom Sort Order | Sort by Color | Reverse List | Randomize List | SORT function

2 Filter: Number and Text Filters | Date Filters | Advanced Filter | Data Form | Remove Duplicates | Outlining Data | Subtotal | Unique Values | FILTER function

3 Conditional Formatting: Manage Rules | Data Bars | Color Scales | Icon Sets | Find Duplicates | Shade Alternate Rows | Compare Two Lists | Conflicting Rules | Heat Map

4 Charts: Column Chart | Line Chart | Pie Chart | Bar Chart | Area Chart | Scatter Plot | Data Series | Axes | Chart Sheet | Trendline | Error Bars | Sparklines | Combination Chart | Gauge Chart | Thermometer Chart | Gantt Chart | Pareto Chart

5 Pivot Tables: Group Pivot Table Items | Multi-level Pivot Table | Frequency Distribution | Pivot Chart | Slicers | Update Pivot Table | Calculated Field/Item | GetPivotData

6 Tables: Structured References | Table Styles | Quick Analysis

7 What-If Analysis: Data Tables | Goal Seek | Quadratic Equation

8 Solver: Transportation Problem | Assignment Problem | Capital Investment | Shortest Path Problem | Maximum Flow Problem | Sensitivity Analysis

9 Analysis ToolPak: Histogram | Descriptive Statistics | Anova | F-Test | t-Test | Moving Average | Exponential Smoothing | Correlation | Regression

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