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Datacamp

Data Visualization in Spreadsheets

via Datacamp

Overview

Learn the fundamentals of data visualization using spreadsheets.

A picture can tell a thousand words - but only if you use the right picture! This course teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization with Google Sheets. You'll learn how to create common chart types like bar charts, histograms, and scatter charts, as well as more advanced types, such as sparkline and candlestick charts. You will look at how to prepare your data and use Data Validation and VLookup formulas to target specific data to chart. You'll learn how to use Conditional Formatting to apply a format to a cell or a range of cells based on certain criteria, and finally, how to create a dashboard showing plots and data together. Along the way, you'll use data from the Olympics, sharks attacks, and Marine Technology from the ASX.

Syllabus

Business Intelligence and Using Dashboards
-Learn about business intelligence and dashboards for analyzing information in todays data-driven world. Create a basic dashboard and master setting up your data to get the most out of it.

Efficient Column Charts
-Create and format a column chart to showcase data and learn a few smart tricks along the way. Look at using named ranges to refer to cells in your worksheet, making them user-friendly and easy to work with.

Dashboard Controls
-A dashboard is like a control panel. Look at ways to allow a user to use this control panel to get different results from your dashboard.

Other Charts for Your Dashboard
-A picture paints a thousand words. Look at what types of charts to use in what situation to showcase your data.

Conditional Formatting
-Learn how to use rules based on criteria you set to format certain cells on your dashboard. See the formatting change as the values in the cells change.

Taught by

Raina Hawley

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