Monday, May 23, 2022

## Timelapse animation in Excel

Not long ago I demonstrated how to create and share animated charts using Excel (search for “soccer” or “excel” in the search box of my site). Here, I present a cool 3D chart created in Excel with various dimensions including time and geo-location. This animation is based on a dataset for power stations across different […]

## How to win against 2 Queens and Zero of your own! (Chess)

This is one of the funnest, most unusual games I’ve played on Chess Free app by AI Factory on my smartphone…the outcome was unexpected win by me being completely outscored. I’ve been playing this on level 5 for a while and maybe because I’m not an expert, I find it quite impressive at this level. […]

## Random Fun with Excel

This is a seemingly useless but visually fun usage of visuals, combined with Excel functions and VBA I did to take a break from my typical gnarly Excel analytics work đź™‚ How it works: 1. Fill in a formula to generate random numbers between 1 and 100 (inclusive) across the cell range. 2. Apply 2 […]

## A simple dataset with many questions (and answers!)

I’ll start with a simple dataset and demonstrate how many critical questions can arise just from this. You can now imagine in a real-world situation, how many more complex questions can be asked and information gleaned! But if we can’t extract the key answers from this table, we won’t be able to tackle even the […]

## Simple & brilliant way to extract multiple matches in one cell

Â  The scenario: You have a dataset with values in one column that’s unique (or semi-unique) and another column with its associated values as Key:Value pairs but that column has repeatingÂ  values. Imagine a list of members whose names are in one column and their corresponding membership status next to it as below: What we […]

## How many real days…net? (Excel)

This is one of the simple and yet powerful tips when working with Dates in Excel. To calculate the number of workdays between two dates BUT EXCLUDING weekends (depending on your locale settings), we can use NETWORKDAYS(). In US and most western countries, Saturdays and Sundays would be excluded from the calculation. Without changing your […]