Chapter 13. Conclusion and Next Steps

In the Preface, I stated the following learning objective:

By the end of this book, you should be able to use modern Excel tools for data cleaning, analysis, reporting, and advanced analytics.

I sincerely hope you feel that this objective has been met and that you are now confident in advancing into further areas of analytics. As we conclude this stage of your journey in modern analytics, I would like to introduce some topics to further enrich and expand your understanding.

Exploring Excel’s Other Features

I previously acknowledged in the Preface that this book cannot encompass every remarkable feature of modern analytics in Excel. Nevertheless, I aim to offer a list of noteworthy features and resources for your independent exploration. These “honorable mentions” will further deepen your understanding of the subject.

There are undoubtedly more tools to consider, and new ones continue to emerge. If you discover others that merit attention, please take the time to learn about them and share your findings with me and the community. After all, it requires a collective effort and more than a single book to harness the full capabilities of Excel.

LET() and LAMBDA()

The LET() and LAMBDA() functions significantly enhance efficiency, readability, and flexibility in Excel. Here’s a concise introduction to both:


The LET() function enables users to assign values to variables within a formula, improving readability and simplifying complex calculations. ...

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