Paul McFedries

“Information appears to stew out of me naturally, like the precious ottar of roses out of the otter.” —⁠Mark Twain

Excel Data Analysis

Everything useful there is to know about using Excel to analyze data.

Front cover of the book Excel Data Analysis

Book Info

  • Publisher: Wiley Publishing
  • Pages: 336
  • Price: US$29.99
  • Pub. date: July 29, 2013
  • Category: productivity
  • Tags: analysis, Excel, intermediate, Office, Office 2010, Office 2013, spreadsheets
  • Example files: Download this book’s example files to your device (ZIP file; 881 KB).

Data analysis is the application of tools and techniques to organize, study, reach conclusions, and sometimes make predictions about a specific collection of information. A sales manager might use data analysis to study the sales history of a product, determine the overall trend, and produce a forecast of future sales. A scientist might use data analysis to study experimental findings and determine the statistical significance of the results. A family might use data analysis to find the maximum mortgage they can afford or how much they must put aside each month to finance their retirement or the kids' education.

Excel offers an excellent and complete set of data analysis tools, but you need to know both how and when to use them. That's the idea behind my new book Excel Data Analysis: Your visual blueprint for analyzing data, charts, and PivotTables. It's the 4th edition of the book, but it's actually a brand new book that I wrote from scratch to highlight Excel's powerful and useful data analysis capabilities.

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