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spreadsheet is a file with cells in rows and columns and can help arrange, calculate and sort data. Data in a spreadsheet can be numeric values, text, formulas, references and functions. We will even learn ho

w to embed charts and graphs into a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets are used to visualize data in a meaningful way that can be used to make complex decisions. Spreadsheets can take raw data, and tell a story with it.

Common Spreadsheet Software

Software Name Type Key Features
Microsoft Excel Commercial Runs on Windows and MacPart of Office 365

Recent features include robust formulas and functions, charts, graphs, and sparklines

Arguably the most popular spreadsheet software

Google Sheets Online Included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive serviceAllows users to create, view, and edit files online while collaborating with other users in real-time

Available as a web application supported on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari web browsers

Compatible with Google Drive

Apple Numbers Online Part of the iWork productivity suite and runs on the MacOS, iPadOS, and iOS operating systemsUsers feel that it is an easy-to-use application that allows them to quickly create spreadsheets on their Apple devices

Going forward, we will focus primarily on Microsoft Excel.

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