Help me be the best data guy I can be
June 18, 2012 10:04 AM Subscribe
Part of my current job involves manipulating a large amount of data. I need to learn how to do this more efficiently and on a larger scale. What should I use? What should I learn? What is the best (free) way to teach myself?
posted by dersins to computers & internet (26 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
Currently I'm use Excel--countifs, sumifs, vlookup, pivot tables, all that fun stuff-- which gets me pretty much everything I need. For now.
The problem is that the amount of data I'm working with is growing rapidly and will soon surpass the 1.04 million record level that represents the limits of what Excel can handle.
At which point I'm screwed unless I have something else I can use to do the same (or similar) things that I'm currently using Excel for.