Analytics Vidhya: 10+ Simple Yet Powerful Excel Tricks for Data Analysis

Analytics Vidhya: 10+ Simple Yet Powerful Excel Tricks for Data Analysis. “I’ve always admired the immense power of Excel. This software is not only capable of doing basic data computations, but you can also perform data analysis using it. It is widely used for many purposes including the likes of financial modeling and business planning. It can become a good stepping stone for people who are new to the world of business analytics.”

Holy sheet: Even YOU can budget… with Google Sheets (The Next Web)

The Next Web: Holy sheet: Even YOU can budget… with Google Sheets. “There are lots of budgeting spreadsheet templates available on the web. Many of them require quite a bit of work, like filling in all of the specific transactions you conduct. However, that isn’t really necessary for a consistent, personal budget, especially if you have a fairly consistent stream of income and expenses. So we’re here to provide you with an accessible way to budget — a very simple though effective (if you stick to it, of course) template; one that doesn’t require much maintenance, and still gives you a concise glance at what comes in, what goes out, and how much you’re saving per month.”

Holy sheet: How to track your stock portfolio with Google Sheets (The Next Web)

The Next Web: Holy sheet: How to track your stock portfolio with Google Sheets. “Recently, millennials have been bombarded with a slew of new personal finance apps. It seems as if budgeting, saving, and investing is all the rage nowadays, and that everyone’s aiming for FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early). But again, you don’t really need a fancy app to do all of that.”

The Verge: You can now make sick beats in Microsoft Excel

The Verge: You can now make sick beats in Microsoft Excel. “Late last year, electronic musician and YouTuber Dylan Tallchief made a functional drum machine in Microsoft Excel after a bunch of Excel DAW memes made their way around social media. Now, Tallchief is back with an even more ambitious project that fully realizes the original meme’s potential: an Excel DAW he calls xlStudio. (For those outside the audio world, DAW stands for ‘digital audio workstation’ and is a software suite like Ableton or FL Studio used for making music.)”

Towards Data Science: Analyze and Track Freelance Revenue with Google Calendar and Pandas

Towards Data Science: Analyze and Track Freelance Revenue with Google Calendar and Pandas. “My life and work schedules are run by Google Calendar — this includes all of my private classes, bike/photography tours, academy work, governmental positions, translation gigs, and random freelance jobs. Every ‘unit’ of paid work is in the calendar; I simply needed to figure out a way to directly access the Google Calendar data and rebuild my spreadsheet into a sustainable analyzing machine. In my previous corporate life, I worked exclusively in the world of Pandas Notebooks (Python framework for analyzing data) — therefore it was a natural solution to leverage those tools to access my class schedule from Google Calendar and utilize Pandas to process and analyze the revenue data.”

CBR: Forced Google Sheets Migration Leaves Users Fuming Over Broken Services

CBR: Forced Google Sheets Migration Leaves Users Fuming Over Broken Services. “Developers are up in arms over a forced migration to version four of Google Sheets in March 2020, saying the migration breaks numerous functionalities…. A key feature used by programmers in Google Sheets v3 was the ability to run structured queries on Sheets that returned only matching rows.”

Lifehacker: Preserve Data From Your Apps on a Spreadsheet

Lifehacker: Preserve Data From Your Apps on a Spreadsheet. “My spreadsheet recaptures much of the information collected by my apps—workflow, scheduling, finances, health, and so on—in a document that I both control and update myself. I started developing this spreadsheet in 2013, and am now beginning my sixth year of record-keeping. The current version of the spreadsheet includes separate sheets for my daily schedule and workflow, my Getting Things Done action item list, my finances, my meal planning, and my health.”