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Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007: Data Analysis and Business Modeling, Second Edition by Wayne L. Winston

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Chapter 33. Importing Data from a Text File or Document

  • How can I import data from a text file into Excel so that I can analyze it?

Jeff Sagarin, the creator of the USA Today basketball and football ratings, and I have developed a system to rate NBA players for the Dallas Mavericks team and its owner Mark Cuban. Every day during the season, Jeff’s FORTRAN program produces a multitude of information, including ratings for each Dallas Maverick lineup during each game. Jeff’s program produces this information in the form of a text file.

How can I import data from a text file into Excel so that I can analyze it?

  • We often receive data in a Microsoft Office Word document or in a text (.txt) file that we need to import into Microsoft Office Excel for numerical ...

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