Spreadsheet software is one of the most popular and powerful tools in data analysis. Millions of people use tools like Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel on a daily basis. Even the most experienced data scientists often started their careers with spreadsheets and still use it to test assumptions or to look at data for the first time. In this course, you will learn the basics of spreadsheets by working with rows, columns, addresses, and ranges. You will create your own formulas and learn how to use references.
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to navigate within spreadsheets using concepts like rows, columns, cells, and ranges. Then you’ll practice using an essential part of spreadsheets: formulas. Finally, you'll learn how different data types are used in Google Sheets.
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to use a powerful technique in Google Sheets: referencing. This chapter will cover concepts like absolute references, autofilling, and reactivity. After this chapter, your productivity with spreadsheets will have increased by a factor of `n`.