O'Reilly logo

Excel® 2010 Bible by John Walkenbach

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 38. Analyzing Data with the Analysis ToolPak

IN THIS CHAPTER

The Analysis ToolPak: An overview

Using the Analysis ToolPak

Meeting the Analysis ToolPak tools

Although Excel was designed primarily for business users, people in other disciplines, including education, research, statistics, and engineering, use it. One way how Excel addresses these nonbusiness users is with its Analysis ToolPak add-in. However, many features in the Analysis ToolPak are valuable for business applications as well.

38.1. The Analysis ToolPak: An Overview

The Analysis ToolPak is an add-in that provides analytical capability that normally isn't available.

NOTE

Prior to Excel 2007, the Analysis ToolPak add-in included many additional worksheet functions. These worksheet functions are built into Excel and no longer require the Analysis ToolPak add-in.

These analysis tools offer many features that may be useful to those in the scientific, engineering, and educational communities — not to mention business users whose needs extend beyond the normal spreadsheet fare.

This section provides a quick overview of the types of analyses that you can perform with the Analysis ToolPak. This chapter covers each of the following tools:

  • Analysis of variance (three types)

  • Correlation

  • Covariance

  • Descriptive statistics

  • Exponential smoothing

  • F-Test

  • Fourier analysis

  • Histogram

  • Moving average

  • Random number generation

  • Rank and percentile

  • Regression

  • Sampling

  • t-Test (three types)

  • z-Test

As you can see, the Analysis ToolPak add-in brings ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required