Learn how data analyst skills in spreadsheets can help you draw clearer insights from data. In this chapter, you'll learn how built-in functions can streamline your spreadsheet workflows and improve the readability of your formulas. You'll learn data exploration techniques, such as calculating summary statistics and manipulations like sorting and filtering.
It is often said that data professionals spend 80% of their time cleaning data and only 20% analyzing it. In this chapter, you'll learn useful functions for cleaning text and DateTime data, two of the trickiest data types to clean. You'll extract date and time components, calculate intervals, and perform a host of common text manipulations on a dataset of the highest-grossing films.
In this chapter, you'll learn to draw insights from your data. You'll perform complex calculations using conditional functions, logical expressions, and conditional aggregation functions. You'll also learn and apply the most important spreadsheet function: VLOOKUP!