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A show made for analysts: data, data analysis, and software.

A show made for analysts: data, data analysis, and software.
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A show made for analysts: data, data analysis, and software.

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English


Episodes

Best practices for data analysts in the medical field

4/22/2019
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What are some best practices for data analyst working in the medical field? I review this blog post from the Tableau blog by Barry P. Chaiken, MD about the type of analytics used in the medical field, and the trust that must be garnered between the analyst and the physicians. An interesting aspect of doing […] The post Best practices for data analysts in the medical field appeared first on .

Duration:00:21:02

The debate over VLOOKUP versus INDEX/MATCH in Excel

4/15/2019
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Should you use VLOOKUP or INDEX/MATCH in Excel? What are the pros and cons of each method? When you lookup data in Excel, you have the option to use either VLOOKUP or a combination of INDEX and MATCH functions. There is a huge debate over which method to use, and I break down the pros […] The post The debate over VLOOKUP versus INDEX/MATCH in Excel appeared first on .

Duration:00:32:04

Developing the 5 soft skills to be a good analyst

4/8/2019
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This is my take on the a blog post written on the Mode blog: How to Develop the Five Soft Skills That Will Make You a Great Analyst. These soft skills are invaluable for all analysts and as Derek mentions in the blog post, helps you move up in your career. The most important soft […] The post Developing the 5 soft skills to be a good analyst appeared first on .

Duration:00:37:55

The best ways to learn Excel

4/1/2019
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What are the best ways to learn Excel? How do I get good at Excel? I’ve been asked this question many times in person or online, and even wrote some answers online. I discuss not only the best ways to learn Excel, but also what the core concepts you should learn to be the most […] The post The best ways to learn Excel appeared first on .

Duration:00:32:12

The pros and cons of using Excel tables

3/25/2019
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Excel tables are a really powerful feature, but there are pros and cons to the feature depending on if you are an advanced or beginner Excel user. From what I’ve seen, most people who use Excel tables just to get the nice color formatting on the header row and the alternating banded rows color formatting. […] The post The pros and cons of using Excel tables appeared first on .

Duration:00:37:48

Best way to structure data in Excel for PivotTables

3/18/2019
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PivotTables in Excel are a great way to visualize your data. However, in order to easily query and summarize your data in the PivotTable, you need to properly structure your data set before building the PivotTable. Not only is the practice of streamlining your dataset into fewer columns good for PivotTables for different dimensions, this […] The post Best way to structure data in Excel for PivotTables appeared first on .

Duration:00:24:17

Top 5 Excel keyboard shortcuts

3/11/2019
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What are your favorite Excel keyboard shortcuts? I talk about my top 5 and why I think they are useful for all analysts. The key takeaway is to stop using your mouse or trackpad on your laptop, and commit to learning these keyboard shortcuts to be more efficient and productive in Excel. My #1 Excel […] The post Top 5 Excel keyboard shortcuts appeared first on .

Duration:00:32:16

Why Excel’s Copy and Paste Special Values is not a good habit

3/3/2019
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This is the first episode of Dear Analyst, a podcast about Excel, data analysis, software, and everything in between. In this episode, I talk about the Copy and Paste Special Values feature in Excel, and why it’s not a good habit to get into when it comes to structuring the data in your Excel files. […] The post Why Excel’s Copy and Paste Special Values is not a good habit appeared first on .

Duration:00:24:14