Statistical Services Centre

Applied Statistics at the University of Reading
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Taking Microsoft Excel Further - Macros for Data Management and Statistics


The ease with which Microsoft Excel can be extended is a welcome and useful surprise for those who wish or need to use Excel for statistical work.

This one-day course introduces participants to ways of extending Excel using macros and other features of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Examples include simple programs to reorganise data and to perform statistical calculations. Practical sessions enable participants to develop and run simple macros.

Who Should Attend?

Those who need to extend their use of Excel beyond the standard facilities. The examples are mainly for those who will use Excel for statistical applications, but the concepts are equally relevant for any area of application. Participants will be assumed to have some experience in Excel. Programming experience in any language would be useful, but is not assumed.

How You Will Benefit

You will be able to use Excel more efficiently, even for non-standard problems. Where applications need to be written that require more professional programming skills, you will be able to understand the issues involved, so that you can discuss the requirements and time-scales more effectively.

What Do We Cover?

  • The role for simple macros to eliminate repetition in Excel
  • Moving on from macros to programming in VBA
  • Programming tips
  • Creating a simple Add-In with your macros.

Available Software

This course has practical exercises written for: Excel

Extra Information

Other Venues: We offer this course both at our training facility at Reading University and at other venues. Please contact us for further details, or if you wish to host this course at your institution.

Discounts and Consecutive Courses: This is part of a series of courses for HE professionals working in administrative, planning and support roles. A discount is available for attending more than one of the following courses in the same week:

Duration at University of Reading at other venues
Any 2 courses
Any 3 courses
All 4 courses

Course Dates

21 September 2017

Duration: 1 day

Price: £320 (at Reading)

Price: £355 (at other venues)

An Academic discount is available for this course

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