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Microsoft Office Excel® 2007 Data Analysis: Your Visual Blueprint™ for Creating and Analyzing Data, Charts, and PivotTables by Denise Etheridge

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Chapter 1. GETTING STARTED

Introduction to 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 maintain lists; perform mathematical, financial, and statistical calculations; create charts; analyze your data with a PivotTable; 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 use to enter information. One of the many useful features of Excel is the 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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