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NUIT Research Computing provides support for a variety of software including R, R ggplot2, R Webscraping, Stata, SPSS, Python Pandas, Python GeoPandas, Deep Learning with TensorFlow, and more
Many concluded that Excel is a poor choice for statistical analysis beyond textbook examples, the simplest descriptive statistics, or for more than a very few columns. However, Excel is so easy-to-use for many basic data analysis, and is much more convenient for data entry and shape manipulating.
Where to Find Excel?
Excel is installed on every public PC in the library and computer lab (link to software lists).
Where to find the data for your analysis?
Set up an appointment to meet with Social Science Data Services staff to discuss your research and learn about one, or more, of the following:
NUIT Research Computing provides support for a variety of software and analytic methods.
The tutorials linked below are free to all. See also LinkedIn Learning for online tutorials on Excel, included in the section on Data Analysis Online Courses.