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Unformatted text preview: What did we learn? • Excel basics – Navigating a spreadsheet – Relative and absolute references – Cells, calculations and formulas – Layout and formatting Exploring Excel 2010 • Excel basics 12 Excel Notes – – – – Jessica Gahtan OMIS2000 Navigating a spreadsheet Relative and absolute references Cells, calculations and formulas Layout and formatting OMIS2000- Week 2: Quantitative Data Analysis Approaches; Summarizing and Interpreting Data Formulas • Predefined functions for common mathematical calculations etc. • Begin with = sign • Can take one or more attributes • Can refer to cells within the spreadsheet, other sheets within the workbook , or even combinations from multiple workbooks • Example: SUM(range) Formula Help • If you know the formula, type it with the = sign – Clicking on the = sign beside the formula bar (“Edit Formula”) will open a dialog box with a brief explanation and help with the attributes and their order If you don’t know the formula, – Use the fx (“Paste Function”) button to search for the formula in Excel’s database • For a more detailed description of each formula with examples, use the Excel Help function on the toolbar Some Basic Formulas • AVERAGE(range) – Returns the mean of the selected values • COUNT(range) – Counts the number of cells that contain numbers • STDEV(range) – Computes sample standard deviation • VAR(range) – Computes sample variance • MAX(range) – Returns the maximum value in the range • MIN(range) – Returns the minimum value in the range • 13 Excel Notes Jessica Gahtan OMIS2000 Note: all of the ab...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2014 for the course OMIS 2000 taught by Professor Hk during the Fall '13 term at York University.

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