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What Is A Viable Use Case For Excel, And What Is Not?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trevor Mills yesterday. 4 Replies

Excel has become the de-facto spreadsheet tool for business users. It currently has approximately 500 million users, and it might have a bright future ahead."To a large extent, Excel (and the alike)…Continue

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Is Python becoming the new Excel?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ramesh Gopal Oct 31. 3 Replies

I recently wrote a post suggesting why Excel users should learn…Continue

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Trevor Mills replied to Rafael Knuth's discussion What Is A Viable Use Case For Excel, And What Is Not?
"I think an undervalued benefit of Excel, especially in corporations both large and small, is its ability to easily and reliably share information. Users often prepare their data in Excel and then simply forward the file to the recipient. Recipients…"
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Rodolfo Antonio Muriel Rodríguez liked Rafael Knuth's blog post Is It Too Late For Me To Learn Coding?
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Arnuld commented on Rafael Knuth's blog post Advertising & Marketing Fundamentals For Data Scientists
"I am not a marketing guy, I am software developer turned data scientist, but I learned few things from your post, e.g. data science is basically a tool, questions are more important. Tools, software development, websites, data science, Artificial…"
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Gordon Uszkay replied to Rafael Knuth's discussion What Is A Viable Use Case For Excel, And What Is Not?
"Thanks for the open-minded view of Excel.  We've had some great success in using Excel as a user interface platform, pulling data and pushing results into a DBMS back end.  We use this as an alternative to a web front end if there are…"
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Vincent Granville replied to Rafael Knuth's discussion What Is A Viable Use Case For Excel, And What Is Not?
"While Excel is the tool that I use most, I am wondering why it is so slow when processing (say) one million rows. I use to code in Perl (and its ancestors, like C, which share the same DNA) but there are unexpected benefits about Excel that few…"
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Chris Meenan replied to Rafael Knuth's discussion What Is A Viable Use Case For Excel, And What Is Not?
"I found your article to be insightful.  In my work we tend to use R, SAS and Excel.  We are not giving up Excel anytime soon. My biggest issue with Excel is that its use is extremely personal.  Everybody has their own way of…"
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What Is A Viable Use Case For Excel, And What Is Not?

Excel has become the de-facto spreadsheet tool for business users. It currently has approximately 500 million users, and it might have a bright future ahead."To a large extent, Excel (and the alike) democratized programming by making its power available to non-experts to solve their problems on their own. What will be the Excel of machine learning? Chances are it may just be ... Excel. It makes sense to collocate AI with the data." François Chollet, Artificial Intelligence Researcher and…See More
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Kim Powers commented on Rafael Knuth's blog post Is It Too Late For Me To Learn Coding?
"Thanks for another encouraging article! I am 41 and am learning to code at the same time my kids are. It is hard, but very rewarding when you begin to “get” it. In the technology revolution we are in the midst of, I want to keep learning…"
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Former advertising copywriter and marketing veteran who fell in love with data, Python and Machine Learning. Currently bootstrapping a data literacy consulting business.
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Rafael Knuth's Blog

Is It Too Late For Me To Learn Coding?

Posted on November 6, 2018 at 2:00am 1 Comment

The short answer is: "No."

Source: LEGO

I started teaching myself programming in my 40s, and I am a strong advocate that everyone should learn to code. Even if you have no intent to become a developer or a full-stack data scientist, coding teaches you a couple valuable…

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Advertising & Marketing Fundamentals For Data Scientists

Posted on October 25, 2018 at 2:00am 2 Comments

I am an advertising and marketing veteran who is currently transitioning towards data science. The purpose of this write-up is to give you some baseline understanding of marketing, grounded in my professional experience. I am hoping that my write-up will help you gain a bigger share of voice when working with advertising & marketing teams. Eventually, you might ask bigger questions and thus move beyond just optimizing their work.

I will expand this post into a…

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Should Python Become Your Official Corporate Language, Along With English?

Posted on October 22, 2018 at 5:49am 2 Comments

English is becoming the official language in the global business world, being currently spoken by approximately 1.75 billion people worldwide according to Harvard Business Review. While English is the fastest spreading language in human history, a significant proportion of businesses are still resistant to giving up…

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Why Excel Users Should Learn Python

Posted on October 9, 2018 at 7:30am 2 Comments

Microsoft Excel has been around for over 30 years now, and chances are it's not going to change in the foreseeable future. In fact, Excel is facing immense competition from challengers such as Google Spreadsheets and well-funded start-ups like Airtable, which are both going after Excel's massive user base of approximately 500 million worldwide. However, making a dent in the enterprise space is huge challenge. It's nearly impossible to rip and replace Excel along with Office 365 and the…

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