Run a Sparkline Trend Analysis in Google Sheets

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Understand sparkline charts and how visualizing data with these small charts can aid an analysis.

Understand how the SPARKLINE function allows creation of small charts within a spreadsheet.

Visualize and understand how to conduct exploratory data analysis (EDA) with line, bar, column, and win/loss sparkline charts.

Clock2 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

We have all experienced a moment, when taking in complex information, where understanding crystalizes when a visualization is included to help convey the data story. Sometimes this is an artfully created graphic and other times it is a simple bar chart that helps us suddenly grasp the meaning of a data set. Sparklines are simple, tiny charts that offer a quick visualization of a data set within a worksheet cell. Sparklines are an important tool in an analyst’s toolbox to visually analyze data while conducting an exploratory analysis to uncover possible patterns and quickly grasp trends in a data set. By the end of this course you will understand use cases for inserting sparklines into a spreadsheet and you will be able to confidently create line, bar, column, and win/loss sparkline charts in any spreadsheet software. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

Handling Large Data SetsData AnalysisData Visualization (DataViz)Communicating about DataBusiness Intelligence

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Review sparkline charts and how they communicate data within a spreadsheet.

  2. Identify use cases for sparkline trend analysis.

  3. Access and import data into Google Sheets.

  4. Conduct exploratory data analysis (EDA) and create line and bar sparkline charts.

  5. Conduct EDA and create column and win/loss sparkline charts.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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