Pivot Tables and Beyond Data Analysis in Excel 2013 - Course Technology Computing Conference
Presenter: Patrick Carey, Cengage Learning Author
Excel is sometimes called the most popular "database" in the world, not because it's a database but because it makes data so accessible that users often turn to spreadsheets for data entry. Yet for all that, Excel's tools for data analysis and modeling remain largely untapped by the average user. In this, pivot tables may be the most powerful and least utilized tool for data exploration. In this presentation we'll examine some of the new enhancements to pivot tables introduced in Excel 2013. We'll examine how to set up relationships using the Excel Data Model to summarize information across multiple data tables. And then we'll go beyond, exploring the data modeling and data visualizing tools provided by the PowerPivot and Power View add-ins, interpreting data not just numerically but through visual imagery, charts, and interactive maps.