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.
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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.
Some familiarity with spreadsheet software is helpful, but not required.
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
Review sparkline charts and how they communicate data within a spreadsheet.
Identify use cases for sparkline trend analysis.
Access and import data into Google Sheets.
Conduct exploratory data analysis (EDA) and create line and bar sparkline charts.
Conduct EDA and create column and win/loss sparkline charts.
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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How much experience do I need to do this Guided Project?
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Can I complete this Guided Project right through my web browser, instead of installing special software?
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