Introduction

Microsoft Excel is the world standard for performing data analysis. Its ease of use and power make the Excel spreadsheet the tool that everybody uses, regardless of the kind of information being analyzed.

You can use Excel to store your personal expenses, your current account information, your customer information or a complex business plan, or even your weight-loss progress during a hard-to-follow diet. The possibilities are infinite—we are not even going to try to start enumerating all the kind of information you can analyze with Excel. The fact is that if you have some data to arrange and analyze, your chances are excellent that Excel will be the perfect tool to use. You can easily arrange data in a tabular format, update it, generate ...

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