Excel Chart Types – Basic

These are some basic chart types in Excel. You can play around with these by downloading the file here. Stephen Few, Data visualization Guru and author, mentions a few rules for creating charts on his website PerceptualEdge. Some good reads are: Practical rules for using colors in charts Godin’s Silly Rules for Great Graphs Stephan has, over the years, written on ...

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Excel Chart Types - Basic

Local crab vs. the Helix Nebula

Posted on 24 August 2008

Local crab vs. the Helix Nebula
The former is a local crab. Discovered by me and will probably only ever get a mention in its lifetime in this post. Radius around 5 cm. The later is the Helix Nebula located 650 light-years away in constellation Aquarius. Discovered by Karl Ludwig Harding, probably before 1824. (according to wikipedia). Often been refered to as the eye of the God. Radius 2.87 light years. Image Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech. http://gallery.spitzer.caltech.edu/Imagegallery/image.php?image_name=sig07-016 The local crab is ...
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Light Echo

Posted on 24 August 2008

Light Echo
Image Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech It's interesting to know that light too *echos*. This document , hosted at caltech, is worth a read on how modern telescopes detect light emitting from eminating from a cosmic event hundreds of years later. The images towards the bottom show what astronomers observed in the space surrounding the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant.
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A beautiful map of the world !!!

Posted on 24 August 2008

A beautiful map of the world !!!
According to www.gebco.net, work on the creation of the GEBCO world map began as a laboratory workshop project of the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO Training Project at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping of the University of New Hampshire, USA. Just thought it was the most gorgeous map of earth that I have seen in a long time !!! "Image reproduced from the GEBCO world map, http://www.gebco.net"
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A map of Olymic medals : NY Times

Posted on 24 August 2008

A map of Olymic medals : NY Times
NY Times came up with this flash based graphic representing the medals won by various countries in every Olympic since 1896. The nice thing is how the bubbles rise and collapse. Also note the how the tally of medals won by african and asian nations has grown and the medals being won over by a much wider array of countries. http://www.nytimes.com/MEDALCOUNT_MAP.html
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Tell me the time !! A TAG Heuer watch.

Posted on 23 August 2008

Tell me the time !! A TAG Heuer watch.
[caption id="attachment_130" align="alignnone" width="300" caption=""][/caption] Just playing around and having fun. Pretty simple code but one that realy works. You can have a look at the file here. Image courtesy www.dialaphone.co.uk
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Sudoku solver in Excel VBA

Posted on 23 August 2008

Sudoku solver in Excel VBA
Update: You can download the Sudoku Solver in Excel with brute force here (latest version) here. For the uninitiated, Sudoku is a grid of 9x9 cells where each cell can and must have a value from 1 to 9 such that no number must be repeated in a row, column or any of the 9 groups of 3x3 grids. And not onto the circumstances behind this sudden urge to develop a sudoku solver. ...
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Excel Dashboard : Data Modelling

Posted on 23 August 2008

Excel Dashboard : Data Modelling
If you have followed this till now (silly me, if you’re reading this, you likely might’ve :-)), you’ve completed the first of the three important phases in the development of your dashboard. You may want to use these formulas to get your data up to scratch for the next important step – Data Modeling and the generation of pivot tables. Generating a Pivot Table Once your data has been properly scrubbed, cleaned for errors and filled up, its time to us ...
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60 Useful Excel Formulas That Are Good To Know

Posted on 23 August 2008

60 useful excel formulas that are a good to know DATE = Returns the serial number of a particular date DATEVALUE = Converts a date in the form of text to a serial number DAY = Converts a serial number to a day of the month EOMONTH = Returns the serial number of the last day of the month before or after a specified number of months MONTH = Converts a serial number to a month NOW = ...
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20 Useful Excel Formulas You Must Know

Posted on 23 August 2008

20 Excel formulas you should know DATEVALUE = Converts a date in the form of text to a serial number DAY = Converts a serial number to a day of the month MONTH = Converts a serial number to a month YEAR = Converts a serial number to a year LEFT = Returns the leftmost characters from a text value LEN = Returns the number of characters in a text string RIGHT = Returns the rightmost characters from ...
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Excel Dashboard : Data Organization

Posted on 23 August 2008

Excel Dashboard : Data Organization
Having our first view of the data More often that not, dashboards get prepared with a large amount of data. Even if that’s not the case, it always makes send to have your data nicely laid out. That way, whenever you have to go back and check the accuracy of the data, it becomes so much easier. Let’s work with an example. Suppose we've just been provided with one year’s worth of sales and target numbers for the regional and ...
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Prepare Dashboard Using Excel : Shortcuts in Excel

Posted on 22 August 2008

Also useful would be to arm yourself with some shortcuts, they can be a ton of help when working with large amounts of data. The idea is to just work with the keyboard without having to use the mouse....things work much faster that way. Basic (and necessary) Cut Ctrl + x Copy = Ctrl + c Paste = Ctrl + v Minimize all = WinKey + m Move to first row = Home Move to last row = End Ctrl + ...
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Prepare Dashboard Using Excel : Basics

Posted on 22 August 2008

Prepare Dashboard Using Excel : Basics
I'll be using excel 2002 and 2003 for most of this so many of the things that work on these versions may not work on some of the earlier ones. There are certin excel "add-ins" that allow excel to do more things when they are turned-on when they are turned-off ! (Isn't that the case with everythign else though in life :-)) Please be sure to click on Tools -> Add-Ins... and in the add-ins box that appears, check/turn-on "Analysis ToolPak". ...
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Series: Prepare Dashboard Using Excel

Posted on 22 August 2008

"A dasboard is a collection of data and/or graphic elements that allow the reader to make better sense of what's taking place." That's my definition and I'm sticking to it!!! Often times authors will make this definition more complex. A dashboard no matter how complicated or sophisticated, is in the end, just a compilation of data and possibly, graphics. What they do......well they allow the reader "to make more sense of what's taking place". Special emphasis on "more sense". A dashboard will ...
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“Lo behold – looks like the eagle has landed!!”

Posted on 20 August 2008

Two Apache, two php, one MySQL, one JVM, one WAMPserver later......finally seems to be working! Greetings everyone!
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