The blog has been quiet lately because I’ve been busy learning R and Python to complete a research project. And I’ve been missing Excel. But today I found a nice diversion. A Python Magic 8 Ball The best introduction to Python I have found is Al Sweigart’s Automate the Boring Stuff with Python. Get it for free at the […]
The best subject to teach is a subject that you apply yourself daily yourself. And the best thing to learn is something that you’ll actually use daily. My mix of data tools has shifted substantially from Excel to R and Python as of late. I still use Excel, but not for several hours every day, […]
I just watched this excellent lecture about “The Myth of the Genius Programmer” — and yes, Excel users, you are programmers. One anecdote that really got me thinking is around the 14:45 mark. I found a copy of the anecdote online at The Happy Manager: Tom Watson Jr., CEO of IBM between 1956 and 1971, […]
They say the best way to learn something is to teach it. They also say the best way to teach something is to actually use it yourself. You may have noticed a slowing down in Excel-related posts lately. That is because for my current research projects I am rarely using Excel. I am finding it […]
What is the purpose of Excel forums and our online communities in general? How can questions and answers be communicated more effectively? What is the future of forums? Oz du Soleil is the host of the Excel on Fire YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/WalrusCandy) and a Microsoft Excel MVP.