A guide to enhancing your Microsoft Excel skills

There are many functions and capabilities that are possible when dealing with data in Microsoft Excel. A very important aspect of Excel that can deal with data in a variety of ways is something called pivot tables. Pivot tables are important because they allow anyone to filter and extract significance about the data set they are working with. Pivot tables allow anyone to look at their data in a number of ways and perspectives. It is from these pivot tables, that users can create visualizations that are interactive for anyone viewing them…


In the world of data science there will often be times where you will need to look at data from a broader perspective. You may need to compare values for towns, cities, states, countries, continents or even longitude and latitude. Looking at Geo-spatial data can unlock trends and solutions to world problems that would otherwise go unnoticed. There are always times when data is collected from different parts of the world and in order to compare them, maps are a necessity to help explain shifts, tendencies or whatever else is noticeable across the globe. …

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