Dear Analyst https://www.thekeycuts.com/category/podcast/ A show made for analysts: data, data analysis, and software. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:30:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 This is a podcast made by a lifelong analyst. I cover topics including Excel, data analysis, and tools for sharing data. In addition to data analysis topics, I may also cover topics related to software engineering and building applications. I also do a roundup of my favorite podcasts and episodes. KeyCuts clean episodic KeyCuts info@thekeycuts.com info@thekeycuts.com (KeyCuts) A show made for analysts: data, data analysis, and software. Dear Analyst https://www.thekeycuts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/dear_analyst_logo-1.png https://www.thekeycuts.com/category/podcast/ youaintallthatandabagofchips@gmail.com This is a podcast made by a lifelong analyst. I cover topics including Excel, data analysis, and tools for sharing data. In addition to data analysis topics, I may also cover topics related to software engineering and building applications. I also do a roundup of my favorite podcasts and episodes. TV-G New York, NY 50542147 Best way to structure data in Excel for PivotTables https://www.thekeycuts.com/best-way-to-structure-data-in-excel-for-pivottables/ https://www.thekeycuts.com/best-way-to-structure-data-in-excel-for-pivottables/#respond Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:30:23 +0000 https://www.thekeycuts.com/?p=48692 PivotTables in Excel are a great way to visualize your data. However, in order to easily query and summarize your data in the PivotTable, you need to properly structure your data set before building the PivotTable. Not only is the practice of streamlining your dataset into fewer columns good for PivotTables for different dimensions, this […]

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PivotTables in Excel are a great way to visualize your data. However, in order to easily query and summarize your data in the PivotTable, you need to properly structure your data set before building the PivotTable. Not only is the practice of streamlining your dataset into fewer columns good for PivotTables for different dimensions, this is a good practice for putting your data in a regular database down the line. The dataset I used in this episode is the Gender, Institutions and Development Database 2014: Violence against women from the OECD.

In the 2nd half of the episode, I talk about some episodes from other podcasts I found interesting:

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https://www.thekeycuts.com/best-way-to-structure-data-in-excel-for-pivottables/feed/ 0 PivotTables in Excel are a great way to visualize your data. However, in order to easily query and summarize your data in the PivotTable, you need to properly structure your data set before building the PivotTable. PivotTables in Excel are a great way to visualize your data. However, in order to easily query and summarize your data in the PivotTable, you need to properly structure your data set before building the PivotTable. Not only is the practice of streamlining your dataset into fewer columns good for PivotTables for different dimensions, this is a good practice for putting your data in a regular database down the line. The dataset I used in this episode is the Gender, Institutions and Development Database 2014: Violence against women from the OECD.



In the 2nd half of the episode, I talk about some episodes from other podcasts I found interesting:



* The Tim Ferriss Show: Episode 359 – Tobi Lütke – From Snowboard Shop to Billion-Dollar Company* JS Party: Episode 64 – TensorFlow.js and Machine Learning in JavaScript* Syntax: Episode 121 – Hasty Treat – Tips to Succeed on YouTube

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Top 5 Excel keyboard shortcuts https://www.thekeycuts.com/top-5-excel-keyboard-shortcuts/ https://www.thekeycuts.com/top-5-excel-keyboard-shortcuts/#respond Mon, 11 Mar 2019 10:27:56 +0000 https://www.thekeycuts.com/?p=48686 What are your favorite Excel keyboard shortcuts? I talk about my top 5 and why I think they are useful for all analysts. The key takeaway is to stop using your mouse or trackpad on your laptop, and commit to learning these keyboard shortcuts to be more efficient and productive in Excel. My #1 Excel […]

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What are your favorite Excel keyboard shortcuts? I talk about my top 5 and why I think they are useful for all analysts. The key takeaway is to stop using your mouse or trackpad on your laptop, and commit to learning these keyboard shortcuts to be more efficient and productive in Excel. My #1 Excel keyboard shortcut may surprise you since it basically goes against what I talk about in episode 1 :).

I wrote a few articles on the KeyCuts blog about keyboard shortcuts. One of the more popular ones is this one about the top 5 keyboard shortcuts in Mac Excel. A lot of people think you can only use keyboard shortcuts on the PC, but fear not–they also exist on the Mac!

In the 2nd half of the episode, I talk about some episodes from other podcasts I found interesting:

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https://www.thekeycuts.com/top-5-excel-keyboard-shortcuts/feed/ 0 What are your favorite Excel keyboard shortcuts? I talk about my top 5 and why I think they are useful for all analysts. The key takeaway is to stop using your mouse or trackpad on your laptop, and commit to learning these keyboard shortcuts to be more... What are your favorite Excel keyboard shortcuts? I talk about my top 5 and why I think they are useful for all analysts. The key takeaway is to stop using your mouse or trackpad on your laptop, and commit to learning these keyboard shortcuts to be more efficient and productive in Excel. My #1 Excel keyboard shortcut may surprise you since it basically goes against what I talk about in episode 1 :).



I wrote a few articles on the KeyCuts blog about keyboard shortcuts. One of the more popular ones is this one about the top 5 keyboard shortcuts in Mac Excel. A lot of people think you can only use keyboard shortcuts on the PC, but fear not–they also exist on the Mac!



In the 2nd half of the episode, I talk about some episodes from other podcasts I found interesting:



* The Changelog: Episode 205 – A protocol for dying* The Tim Ferriss Show: Episode 353 – Patrick Collison, CEO of Stripe* The Changelog: Episode 331 – GitHub Actions is the next big thing * The Pylon Show: Episode 36

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Why Excel’s Copy and Paste Special Values is not a good habit https://www.thekeycuts.com/why-excels-copy-and-paste-special-values-is-not-a-good-habit/ https://www.thekeycuts.com/why-excels-copy-and-paste-special-values-is-not-a-good-habit/#respond Mon, 04 Mar 2019 03:59:42 +0000 https://www.thekeycuts.com/?p=48679 This is the first episode of Dear Analyst, a podcast about Excel, data analysis, software, and everything in between. In this episode, I talk about the Copy and Paste Special Values feature in Excel, and why it’s not a good habit to get into when it comes to structuring the data in your Excel files. […]

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This is the first episode of Dear Analyst, a podcast about Excel, data analysis, software, and everything in between. In this episode, I talk about the Copy and Paste Special Values feature in Excel, and why it’s not a good habit to get into when it comes to structuring the data in your Excel files. The original blog post I wrote about this topic is on the Coda blog here.

In each episode, I’ll also do a recap of other podcasts I’m listening to and take out the most interesting ideas and concepts (at least the ones I find interesting). Here are the podcasts and episodes I refer to in this episode:

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https://www.thekeycuts.com/why-excels-copy-and-paste-special-values-is-not-a-good-habit/feed/ 0 I discuss the downsides of using Excel's Copy and Paste Special Values. I also do a recap of other podcast episodes that I found interesting in the last few months. This is the first episode of Dear Analyst, a podcast about Excel, data analysis, software, and everything in between. In this episode, I talk about the Copy and Paste Special Values feature in Excel, and why it’s not a good habit to get into when it comes to structuring the data in your Excel files. The original blog post I wrote about this topic is on the Coda blog here.



In each episode, I’ll also do a recap of other podcasts I’m listening to and take out the most interesting ideas and concepts (at least the ones I find interesting). Here are the podcasts and episodes I refer to in this episode:



* This Week In Startups: Episode 885 – Year-end special TWIST!* Acquired: Season 3 Episode 10 – Tencent* Unchained: Episode 98 – Mike Novogratz on Why Bitcoin, “a Big FU to the System,” Needs Institutions* Changelog: Episode 328 – State of the “log” (2018)

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