Here we look at how to create a dataviz and data science culture in your organisation, Excel tips from Microsoft to make your numbers more manageable, and how seaweed could help fight global heating and climate change. Here’s the latest month in data…
Split Excel Data into Different Columns
Is your Excel column getting suffocated by data?
Data avalanche got you down? Excavate it with this handy trick! #exceltricks #tutorials #howtos pic.twitter.com/gDbZQFk7hS
— Microsoft Excel (@msexcel) August 26, 2019
Microsoft Excel shared this useful mini-tutorial to help you get un-buried.
How to Create a Data Visualization Culture
The huge recent growth in both the amount of available data and analytics platforms, the data visualization expert should be playing a big part in the success of forward-thinking organisations.
There are many barriers to this happening though. This article on dataviz culture from Nightingale discusses the issues and offers guidance on unlocking the power of your data.
Integrating Data Science Teams
On a similar note to the article above and also found at Medium, this post from The Startup looks at integrating data science teams within an organisation, with particular focus on good communication, employee happiness and product success.
An Algorithm to Detect AI Generated Text
Since artificial intelligence advanced to the level that it could create text, music and even paintings that mimic the work of a human, there have been concerns for the future of many sectors.
In education and academia, one of those concerns has been “Will students use AI to cheat?”. Don’t worry – AI to the rescue! An algorithm has been developed that uses AI to spot text that has been generated by AI.
Artists and academics alike can breathe a sigh of relief – at least until someone develops AI that beats the detection algorithms.
How Seaweed Can Save the World
Could seaweed be the perfect sustainable, low-carbon crop to help us tackle the global emissions problem?
Kelp absorbs at least as much CO2 as trees, without taking up limited land space and is extremely fast-growing – it can be harvested every 90 days. As well as being a food source for both humans and livestock, its high oil content means it can also be used as a biofuel. Could it be a key part of the toolkit in helping to fight global heating and climate change?
See the full seaweed infographic at Information is Beautiful.
Learn about EQUS – our useful Excel plugin for formula visualization, helping spreadsheet users to identify potential errors.