Chapter 1. GETTING STARTED

Introducing Data Analysis with Excel

This book is about using Microsoft Excel to analyze your data. Microsoft Excel is an electronic worksheet you can use to perform mathematical, financial, and statistical calculations; create charts; analyze your data with a PivotTable; maintain lists; and much more. Excel can help you locate data, find trends in your data, and present your data to others.

Each Excel file is a workbook. Each workbook can have multiple worksheets. Worksheets are made up of rows and columns of cells you can use to enter information.

The most powerful feature in Excel is its ability to calculate. When you enter a formula into Excel, Excel can automatically calculate the result, and when you make changes ...

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