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Dear Analyst #88: How to learn data science and machine learning from scratch with Santiago Viquez

Companies are generating more big data these days, so dumping the data into a CSV for analysis just doesn’t cut it anymore. Sure you could use Power Query or Power BI, but more analysts are turning to Python and platforms built for big data processing. The next step is to use machine learning to help […]

Dear Analyst #55: Using Google Translate to quickly translate text with Le Grand Débat National data

This is a super simple formula in Google Sheets, and I don’t want to understate its utility. You can literally translate text from any language into another language. This formula came out on Google Sheets in early 2019 I believe. You basically don’t have to copy and paste into Google Translate anymore to get the […]

Dear Analyst #52: Extracting text from the middle of a cell using World Happiness data

Sometimes you have a long list of data in a column and you want to pull out a specific string of characters in the cell and put the output in another column. I’ve done this countless times and was reminded of this task after watching this meetup on Power Query vs. Excel formulas from Danielle […]

Dear Analyst #48: Working with numbers formatted as text with avocado sales

For spreadsheet newbies, number formatting may seem like a pretty innocuous matter. As you become more familiar with Excel or Google Sheets, you’ll find that improper number formats will lead to formulas that don’t output what you expect or formulas that straight up don’t work. This episode explores what happens when you unknowingly have numbers […]