Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the random-number functions RAND and RANDBETWEEN, part of Excel 2011 for the Mac: Advanced Formulas and Functions.
- Excel has two functions related to…random number generation.…Now that might sound like…an obscure mathematical technique…but it does have some day to day application.…In this list in a worksheet called RAND,…in columns A through H we've got information about…different people in the department.…Their name was identified by social security number.…Maybe once a month or every so often…we review some of the records here.…Now we've got about 400 records or so,…it's down to row 401 here.…And maybe what we do is simply pull 10 of these at random…just to make sure that the information is correct.…
We do a spot check,…sort of an informal way of, let's say, quality control.…We'd like to pick out these at random.…So how do we randomize a list?…Can we put it in random order…then pick off the first five,…first 10, something like that?…Easily done if we could sort the list in random order.…And we can with a function called RAND.…Click in an adjacent column to the right.…If you don't have room here insert a new column…and simply type in the first cell…
- Using absolute, relative, and mixed references
- Using the Formula Builder
- Converting formulas to values
- Creating 3D formulas to gather data from multiple sheets
- Creating and expanding the use of nested IF statements
- Looking up information with VLOOKUP, MATCH, and INDEX
- Using the power functions: COUNTIF, SUMIF, and AVERAGEIF
- Analyzing data with the statistical functions
- Calculating payment
- Performing basic math
- Determining dates and times
- Editing text with functions
- Analyzing data with arrays
Skill Level Advanced
Excel for Mac 2011 Essential Trainingwith Curt Frye6h 32m Beginner
1. Formula and Function Tools
2. Formula and Function Tips and Shortcuts
3. IF and Related Functions
4. Lookup and Reference Functions
5. Statistical Functions
6. Power Functions
7. Selected Financial Functions
8. Selected Math Functions
9. Date and Time Functions
10. Text Functions
11. Array Formulas and Functions
12. Reference Functions
13. Information Functions
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