I do make a lot of graphs as its a great way to make my data more easy to understand. You can use graphs to show patterns and trends, rather than just showing a table with numbers.

Data analysis does take up a lot of my time and it’s one part of my job I don’t enjoy as much – I don’t like it when the data doesn’t show good results so I tend to put off doing it. It is sometimes nice to get out of the lab and sit with a coffee to analyse the data though, especially when it shows that an experiment was really good!

I do a lot of data analysis, as Gemma says graphs are a great way to visualise data. I’m guessing you’re asking because this is something you find difficult or frustrating.

Don’t’ panic! You are always free to ask for help in making graphs and looking over data. Do you use excel or another spreadsheet programme like Google Sheets or OpenOffice sheets to analyse data? There are a lot of good online step by step instructions on how to turn data tables into graphs. If you just google what you want to do you can usually find a video or guide on how to get what you want.

The first time you do something it takes the longest, but after a few times you can get very quick.

Analyzing data is an amazing thing and is a great part of my work and it becomes time consuming when the data is not cleansed or redundant thus why as a Data engineer we process the data and clean it to make it into a structured set of data that can be easy to analyze using different tools either excel , Power BI , visualization tools etc …

Graphs and other visualizations help you to shape the story of the data you are telling for example the type of product Jane doe shop by month or how much parts have been already shipped versus what needs to be shipped and many more.

Moreover with some further analysis data can be use to predict an action by using key measures to use against them and again the use of visualization to show it . ( graphs ) .

The key is to write down the metrics you want to show by looking at the data that you have and make up your data telling story .
With the help of your teacher you can go through some exercise that can help illustrate this using excel and Power BI ( it is more advanced but being a Microsoft product it has similarities with excel and it’s integration ) . https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-gb/excel-and-power-bi/

I find graphs to be extremely useful. They can describe data to people who don’t know much about detailed statistical methods. I use Excel to draw a lot of simple graphs

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Will Bcommented on :I do a lot of data analysis, as Gemma says graphs are a great way to visualise data. I’m guessing you’re asking because this is something you find difficult or frustrating.

Don’t’ panic! You are always free to ask for help in making graphs and looking over data. Do you use excel or another spreadsheet programme like Google Sheets or OpenOffice sheets to analyse data? There are a lot of good online step by step instructions on how to turn data tables into graphs. If you just google what you want to do you can usually find a video or guide on how to get what you want.

The first time you do something it takes the longest, but after a few times you can get very quick.

isabellelukhangcommented on :Analyzing data is an amazing thing and is a great part of my work and it becomes time consuming when the data is not cleansed or redundant thus why as a Data engineer we process the data and clean it to make it into a structured set of data that can be easy to analyze using different tools either excel , Power BI , visualization tools etc …

Graphs and other visualizations help you to shape the story of the data you are telling for example the type of product Jane doe shop by month or how much parts have been already shipped versus what needs to be shipped and many more.

Moreover with some further analysis data can be use to predict an action by using key measures to use against them and again the use of visualization to show it . ( graphs ) .

The key is to write down the metrics you want to show by looking at the data that you have and make up your data telling story .

With the help of your teacher you can go through some exercise that can help illustrate this using excel and Power BI ( it is more advanced but being a Microsoft product it has similarities with excel and it’s integration ) .

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-gb/excel-and-power-bi/

Amycommented on :I find graphs to be extremely useful. They can describe data to people who don’t know much about detailed statistical methods. I use Excel to draw a lot of simple graphs