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Data Analytics Made Easy

By : Andrea De Mauro
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Book Image

Data Analytics Made Easy

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By: Andrea De Mauro

Overview of this book

Data Analytics Made Easy is an accessible beginner’s guide for anyone working with data. The book interweaves four key elements: Data visualizations and storytelling – Tired of people not listening to you and ignoring your results? Don’t worry; chapters 7 and 8 show you how to enhance your presentations and engage with your managers and co-workers. Learn to create focused content with a well-structured story behind it to captivate your audience. Automating your data workflows – Improve your productivity by automating your data analysis. This book introduces you to the open-source platform, KNIME Analytics Platform. You’ll see how to use this no-code and free-to-use software to create a KNIME workflow of your data processes just by clicking and dragging components. Machine learning – Data Analytics Made Easy describes popular machine learning approaches in a simplified and visual way before implementing these machine learning models using KNIME. You’ll not only be able to understand data scientists’ machine learning models; you’ll be able to challenge them and build your own. Creating interactive dashboards – Follow the book’s simple methodology to create professional-looking dashboards using Microsoft Power BI, giving users the capability to slice and dice data and drill down into the results.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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Power BI is a business intelligence service offered by Microsoft that enables the creation of online data dashboards. Let's go through its most essential features:

  • Power BI comes with a traditional application software called Power BI Desktop, which you can download and install, for free, on your computer. Power BI Desktop offers the full design functionalities of Power BI: you can use this software to create your dashboards, save them in local files (with the .pbix extension), and then share them with other users, who can, in turn, view and edit your dashboards. To complete this chapter, you will only need to use the Power BI Desktop application.
  • It's important to know that Power BI is primarily offered as a cloud-based service. If you decide you want to use Power BI at scale in your company to leverage corporate data sources and make dashboards available online via browsers or mobile apps (without the need for all users to install Power...