HOW TO… Excel: A Truly Non-Volatile Solution for Dynamic Data Tables

This is a follow-up to the last tutorial. Thanks to reddit user /u/small_trunks for noticing my blunder! Unfortunately, 'SUMIFS' couldn't be used on its own to create the dynamic data tables. But don't fret! I have another solution up my sleeve that doesn't rely on volatile functions like 'INDIRECT' and 'OFFSET'! It relies entirely on … Continue reading HOW TO… Excel: A Truly Non-Volatile Solution for Dynamic Data Tables

HOW TO… Excel: Using SUMIFS to Create a Dynamic Data Table

This is a continuation of the previous tutorial. Due to the volatility of the INDIRECT function, it may be necessary to avoid using it when trying to create large dashboards which will be handling and outputting large amounts of data. So, we’ll need an alternative in these cases. One of the ways this can be … Continue reading HOW TO… Excel: Using SUMIFS to Create a Dynamic Data Table

HOW TO… Excel: Create a Dynamic Data Table Using INDIRECT and Combo Boxes

Creating a full and cohesive user experience in an Excel based dashboard can be really difficult if you don't know where to start. Often, the easiest way to approach the situation will be to utilise Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts, which come with useful tools like slicers to dynamically filter the data with a touch … Continue reading HOW TO… Excel: Create a Dynamic Data Table Using INDIRECT and Combo Boxes

How Cryptocurrencies are Shaking Up the World of Big Data

Following the hubbub of Bitcoin reaching $10,000 (and shortly thereafter $11,000) per coin, the cryptocurrency world piqued my interest. After following a variety of subreddits regarding cryptocurrency, and doing a lot of reading around the subject I came across a really interesting new development – IOTA, the non-blockchain based cryptocurrency. What particularly interested me with … Continue reading How Cryptocurrencies are Shaking Up the World of Big Data

Zipf’s Law

After watching a long session of ‘VSauce’ videos (great brain food videos, albeit very addictive!), I came across this video discussing ‘Zipf’s Law’. Zipf’s law states that in any corpus of natural language, the frequency of any word is inversely proportional to its rank in the frequency table. This Zipfian distribution applies to many different … Continue reading Zipf’s Law