Below is a listing of the tutorial modules
available for help with visualizing data in Excel. All of the Advanced Technique
modules assume that you have mastered the material in the Basics section.
Otherwise, the Advanced Techniques modules are independent of each other.
Basics
Inputting data values into cells, selecting and specifying ranges of cells, creating formulas
to process data, and formatting data values for display.
Basics of creating a graph from a set of data. This example creates a scatterplot and a simple
line graph.
Advanced Techniques
Creating single and multiple bar graphs. Background on what a histogram is used for. Also details
on how to use the FREQUENCY function to create a data set and turn it into a histogram.
Bringing raw data into Excel via a text file generated by another program or laboratory instrument.
Format elements of the graph by hiding or displaying them and changing their size, color, and
orientation. New elements, such as reference lines, can be added with the drawing tools.
Summarizing the trend of a data set with a regression line. Shows how to calculate and display the equation
for the regression line and its correlation coefficient, Rsquared.
Merging the data from two graphs into one graph, typically to depict a second independent variable. Includes
information on reformatting the graph to appropriately depict the new variable.
Provides information on summarizing data with
mean values and representing experimental uncertainty with error bars.
Selectively displaying only portions of your data set. Includes using graphing to identify and
removing outlier points.
