Functions: The Foundation of Excel Data Analysis

The foundation of Excel data analysis is predetermined functions, of which there are hundreds. Over time, analysts performing Excel data analysis come to know commonly-used functions like the back of their hand. Still, it’s a help to reference guides, such as this one, to learn and relearn new Excel shortcuts. 

For many analysts, accelerating the process of recalling the name of a function can mean all the difference in completing an Excel data analysis in hours or days. Analysts might use add-in data analysis Excel functions, such as the Analysis Toolpak, to help simplify the functions that they need to learn.