Michael Alexander

  • A guide to PowerPivot and Power Query no data cruncher should be without! Want to familiarize yourself with the rich set of Microsoft Excel tools and reporting capabilities available from PowerPivot and Power Query? Look no further! Excel PowerPivot & Power Query For Dummies shows you how this powerful new set of tools can be leveraged to more effectively source and incorporate 'big data' Business Intelligence and Dashboard reports. You'll discover how PowerPivot and Power Query not only allow you to save time and simplify your processes, but also enable you to substantially enhance your data analysis and reporting capabilities. Gone are the days of relatively small amounts of data-today's data environment demands more from business analysts than ever before. Now, with the help of this friendly, hands-on guide, you'll learn to use PowerPivot and Power Query to expand your skill-set from the one-dimensional spreadsheet to new territories, like relational databases, data integration, and multi-dimensional reporting. Demonstrates how Power Query is used to discover, connect to, and import your data Shows you how to use PowerPivot to model data once it's been imported Offers guidance on using these tools to make analyzing data easier Written by a Microsoft MVP in the lighthearted, fun style you've come to expect from the For Dummies brand If you spend your days analyzing data, Excel PowerPivot & Power Query For Dummies will get you up and running with the rich set of Excel tools and reporting capabilities that will make your life-and work-easier.

  • Save time and be way more productive with Microsoft Excel macros Looking for ready-made Excel macros that will streamline your workflow? Look no further! Excel Macros For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you save time, automate, and be more productive-even with no programming experience at all. Each chapter offers macros you can implement right away, with practical exercises that extend your knowledge and help you understand the mechanics at work. You'll find over 70 of the most effective Excel macros for solving common problems and explanations of why and where to use each one-plus invaluable guidance and step-by-step instruction for applying them effectively. Microsoft Excel is the world's leading spreadsheet application, and it supports VBA macros that allow you to customize the program and automate many common tasks. In no time, you'll learn how to customize your applications to look and work exactly the way you want them to, with simple, friendly walk-throughs that directly apply to real-world tasks. Follow it through from start to finish, or quickly look up problems as they occur. It's the perfect desk reference for all of your Microsoft Excel macros needs! Immediately implement the given Excel macros Work with workbooks, worksheets, and ranges Clean data, automate reporting, and send email from Excel Streamline your workflow If you have an Excel problem, there's a macro to solve it-and now, you don't need to be a programmer to customize it for your own use!.

  • Excel-Makros sind ein Mysterium für Sie? Sie haben das Ziel, selbst Makros zu schreiben? Oder wollen wissen, wie Sie mit Excel Makros wertvolle Zeit sparen knnen? In dieser aktualisierten Auflage hat Michael Alexander die 70 gebräuchlichsten Excel-Makro-Anwendungen für Sie zusammengestellt. Er beginnt mit einer knappen Einführung in die Makrogrundlagen und VBA, erläutert aber auch, wie Sie Makros anwenden, an Ihre Bedürfnisse anpassen und sie selbst schreiben. So lernen Sie Makros effizient einsetzen und das Fehlerpotenzial manueller Eingaben reduzieren.

  • The ultimate handbook for Excel analysts who need reporting solutions using Access Excel and Access are intended to work together. This book offers a comprehensive review of the extensive analytical and reporting functionality that Access provides and how it enhances Excel reporting functions. Sales managers, operations analysts, administrative assistants, office managers, and many others who rely heavily on data can benefit from learning to integrate Excel and Access, and this book shows you how. Coverage includes: Data Analysis in Access & the Basics of Access Beyond Select Queries Transforming Your Data with Access Working with Calculations and Dates Performing Conditional Analysis Adding Dimension with Subqueries and Domain Aggregate Functions Running Descriptive Statistics in Access Scheduling and Running Batch Analysis Leveraging VBA to Enhance Data Analysis Reports, Dashboards, and Visualization in Access Presenting Data with Access Reports Using Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts in Access Enhancing Queries and Reports with Visualizations Advanced Excel and Access Integration Techniques Getting Access Data into Excel Using VBA to Move Data between Excel and Access Exploring Excel and Access Automation Integrating Excel and Access with XML Integrating Excel and Other Of?ce Applications Access VBA Fundamentals Understanding and Using SQL and more! The Excel Analyst's Guide to Access helps you get more from both applications. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Make the most of your data using the power of Excel When you think of data, do you think of endless rows and columns in spreadsheets? Excel Dashboards and Reports For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to make the most of your data-and puts an end to mind-numbing spreadsheets by exploring new ways to conceptualize and present key information. There's often a gap between handling data and synthesizing it into meaningful reports, and this approachable text bridges this gap with quick and accessible information that answers key questions, like how to meaningfully capture data trends, how to show relationships in data, and when it's better to show variances than actual data values. As a leading spreadsheet application, Microsoft Excel is the go-to data software. This tool allows you to use dashboard reports that leverage gauges, maps, charts, sliders, and other visual elements to present complex data in a manner that's easy to understand. Using Excel dashboards effectively can improve your professional capabilities by leaps and bounds. Analyze and report on large amounts of data in a meaningful way Look at data from different perspectives, and better visualize the information you're presenting by quickly slicing data on the fly Automate redundant reporting and analysis functions, making your data analysis and reporting routine more efficient Create visualizations, dashboards, and what-if analyses that are as visually appealing as they are substantial Excel Dashboards and Reports For Dummies, 3rd Edition is a fantastic resource if you're looking to spice up your reporting!

  • As the fastest growing dashboarding solution on the market, Xcelsius is an intuitive stand-alone Windows application that enables Excel users to transform the contents of an ordinary Excel spreadsheet into an engaging, interactive Flash-based dashboard Offers step-by-step instruction on the wide array of functionality that Xcelsius has to offer so that readers can complete mini-dashboards of increasing complexity with each chapter Addresses how to prepare Excel spreadsheets for use with Xcelsius dashboards and then use basic components of Xcelsius (charts, buttons, labels) Shows ways to add advanced functionality to dashboards (gauges, sliders, maps) and create interactive business calculators with Xcelsius Discusses integrating Xcelsius reports into PowerPoint slides, Web pages, and e-mail

  • Dans un métier où les tragédies sont légion, il faut savoir exercer sa profession avec une certaine légèreté. Heureusement, Michael, infirmier depuis seize ans, ne manque pas du détachement nécessaire et d´une bonne dose d´humour... noir !
    Dans ce témoignage à la fois cruel et plein d´humanité, il raconte son quotidien d'infirmier dans des services aussi différents que la gynécologie, les urgences ou la psychiatrie. Michael a vu à peu près tout : des parties du corps des patients qui se détachent dans ses mains, des malades tellement obèses qu'il est impossible de leur faire une piqûre, des médecins incapables de faire la différence entre la gauche et la droite, des ivrognes violents... Un véritable échantillon représentatif de l´humanité se dessine dans ce témoignage sur la difficile, mais passionnante, profession d'infirmier. Les confessions cruelles et pleines d´humour d´un infirmier qui en a vu de toutes les couleurs !

  • Vous maîtrisez parfaitement l'utilisation d'Excel, et vous voudriez aller plus loin avec ce logiciel. Avec Programmation VBA pour Excel pour les Nuls, vous aurez toutes les clés pour optimiser votre travail sous Excel !
    Vous maîtrisez parfaitement l'utilisation d'Excel et vous voudriez aller plus loin dans l'utilisation de votre tableur. Par exemple automatiser certaines tâches, échanger et traiter des données en provenance de différentes applications Office, ou personnaliser votre logiciel. Avec ce livre, vous aurez toutes les clés pour devenir un programmeur de talent.Au programme :
    un peu de jargon technique,
    éviter de programmer avec les macros,
    les bases du VBA,
    lancer des programmes VBA,
    l'éditeur VBA sur le bout des doigts,
    créer des formulaires interactifs,
    Créer des boîtes de dialogues
    des macros complexes
    les dix erreurs les plus courantes et leurs solutions.

  • Die Autoren des Buches untersuchen die historische und sachliche Bedingtheit des Konzepts der informationellen Selbstbestimmung, das zum Zweck des Persnlichkeitsschutzes in der modernen Datenverarbeitung zu einer Zeit und für Umstände entwickelt wurde, die inzwischen längst überholt sind. Thematisiert werden seine auch in absehbarer Zukunft erhaltenswerten Kernaussagen sowie die Änderungen, die in seinem Verständnis und seinen Umsetzungen notwendig sind, um die Ziele der informationellen Selbstbestimmung in einer veränderten digitalen Welt zu erreichen.

  • Der Datenschutz ist nicht ausreichend auf die Herausforderungen moderner Informationstechnik mit Ubiquitous Computing, Big Data, künstlicher Intelligenz und lernenden Systemen eingestellt. Dies gilt auch für die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung. Die Beiträge des Sammelbandes untersuchen die Anforderungen des digitalen Wandels an Konzepte, Instrumente und Institutionen des Datenschutzes; sie errtern Lsungen für bisher ungeregelte Datenschutzprobleme, entwerfen Konzepte für einen modernen Grundrechts- und Datenschutz und entwickeln Modelle für eine Evolution des Datenschutzes in der künftigen digitalen Welt.

  • What is a musical instrument? What are the musical instruments of the future? This anthology presents thirty papers selected from the fifteen year long history of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME). NIME is a leading music technology conference, and an important venue for researchers and artists to present and discuss their explorations of musical instruments and technologies.

    Each of the papers is followed by commentaries written by the original authors and by leading experts. The volume covers important developments in the field, including the earliest reports of instruments like the reacTable, Overtone Violin, Pebblebox, and Plank. There are also numerous papers presenting new development platforms and technologies, as well as critical reflections, theoretical analyses and artistic experiences.

    The anthology is intended for newcomers who want to get an overview of recent advances in music technology. The historical traces, meta-discussions and reflections will also be of interest for longtime NIME participants. The book thus serves both as a survey of influential past work and as a starting point for new and exciting future developments.

  • The contributions gathered here provide an overview of current research projects and selected software products of the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI. They show the wide range of challenges that scientific computing currently faces, the solutions it offers, and its important role in developing applications for industry. Given the exciting field of applied collaborative research and development it discusses, the book will appeal to scientists, practitioners, and students alike. The Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI combines excellent research and application-oriented development to provide added value for our partners. SCAI develops numerical techniques, parallel algorithms and specialized software tools to support and optimize industrial simulations. Moreover, it implements custom software solutions for production and logistics, and offers calculations on high-performance computers. Its services and products are based on state-of-the-art methods from applied mathematics and information technology.

  • There have been substantial developments in meshfree methods, particle methods, and generalized finite element methods since the mid 1990s. The growing interest in these methods is in part due to the fact that they offer extremely flexible numerical tools and can be interpreted in a number of ways. For instance, meshfree methods can be viewed as a natural extension of classical finite element and finite difference methods to scattered node configurations with no fixed connectivity. Furthermore, meshfree methods have a number of advantageous features that are especially attractive when dealing with multiscale phenomena: A-priori knowledge about the solution's particular local behavior can easily be introduced into the meshfree approximation space, and coarse scale approximations can be seamlessly refined by adding fine scale information. However, the implementation of meshfree methods and their parallelization also requires special attention, for instance with respect to numerical integration.

  • Dieser Ratgeber begleitet Sie Schritt für Schritt in ein rauchfreies Leben und hilft Ihnen dauerhaft ein zufriedener Nichtraucher zu werden! Es gibt viele Gründe zu rauchen, es gibt noch mehr, warum es im Moment nicht ideal erscheint aufzuhren. Es gibt jedoch ein paar wenige, dafür lebenswichtige, wofür es sich lohnt aufzuhren. Mit diesem Buch lernen Sie:Wie Sie sich am besten und schrittweise auf den Rauchstopp vorbereiten, 
    Ihre eigenen Hindernisse vor dem Aufhren zu erkennen und zu minimieren,
    wie Sie eine Gewichtszunahme vermeiden knnen,
    konsequent und nachhaltig mit dem Rauchen aufzuhren und
      unzählige positive Gründe für ein rauchfreies Leben.Beide Autoren leiten seit Jahren Zentren für Tabakentwhnung: Herr Dr. Rupp in seiner Praxis für Raucherberatung und Tabakentwhnung in Stuttgart und Herr Professor Kreuter an der Thoraxklinik des Universitätsklinikums Heidelberg. Beide Ärzte haben viele Raucher auf ihrem Weg zu einem zufriedenen und gesunden Nichtraucher begleitet.
    Plus: Arbeitsblätter und Audiodateien zur Entspannungs- und Atemübung zum Download.

  • A Particle Strategy for Solving the Fokker-Planck Equation Modelling the Fiber Orientation Distribution in Steady Recirculating Flows Involving Short Fiber Suspensions.- Extended Meshfree Method for Elastic and Inelastic Media.- Meshfree Petrov-Galerkin Methods for the Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations.- The ?-shape Based Natural Element Method in Solid and Fluid Mechanics.- A Particle-Partition of Unity Method Part VI: A p-robust Multilevel Solver.- Enriched Reproducing Kernel Approximation: Reproducing Functions with Discontinuous Derivatives.- Reproducing Kernel Element Interpolation: Globally Conforming I m/C n/P k Hierarchies.- Multi-scale Analysis Using Two Influence Radii in EFGM.- Solution of a Dynamic Main Crack Interaction with a System of Micro-Cracks by the Element Free Galerkin Method.- Finite Cover Method for Physically and Geometrically Nonlinear Problems.- A Numerical Scheme for Solving Incompressible and Low Mach Number Flows by the Finite Pointset Method.- SPH Renormalized Hybrid Methods for Conservation Laws: Applications to Free Surface Flows.- Discontinuous Radial Basis Function Approximations for Meshfree Methods.- Treating Moving Interfaces in Thermal Models with the C-NEM.- Bridging Scale Particle and Finite Element Methods.

  • In this book, leading international specialists in the field join forces to discuss topics, issues and approaches that are of key importance in the optimal treatment of lumbar degenerative disk disease. The coverage is wide ranging, from current understanding of physiopathology and genetics and modern imaging techniques through to the diverse minimally invasive, non-fusion, and fusion surgical techniques. Detailed attention is drawn to the most important aspects to be considered when approaching the patient and making treatment decisions. The role of conservative management is appraised, and surgical techniques and their indications are carefully described. In the concluding section, some of the top specialists from across the world reflect on the lessons that they have learned during lifetimes in spinal surgery. Advanced Concepts in Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease will be an instructive and fascinating source of information for all spine surgeons and other spine care providers.

  • Bridge the big data gap with Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools for Excel Analysts The distinction between departmental reporting done by business analysts with Excel and the enterprise reporting done by IT departments with SQL Server and SharePoint tools is more blurry now than ever before. With the introduction of robust new features like PowerPivot and Power View, it is essential for business analysts to get up to speed with big data tools that in the past have been reserved for IT professionals. Written by a team of Business Intelligence experts, Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools for Excel Analysts introduces business analysts to the rich toolset and reporting capabilities that can be leveraged to more effectively source and incorporate large datasets in their analytics while saving them time and simplifying the reporting process. Walks you step-by-step through important BI tools like PowerPivot, SQL Server, and SharePoint and shows you how to move data back and forth between these tools and Excel Shows you how to leverage relational databases, slice data into various views to gain different visibility perspectives, create eye-catching visualizations and dashboards, automate SQL Server data retrieval and integration, and publish dashboards and reports to the web Details how you can use SQL Server's built-in functions to analyze large amounts of data, Excel pivot tables to access and report OLAP data, and PowerPivot to create powerful reporting mechanisms You'll get on top of the Microsoft BI stack and all it can do to enhance Excel data analysis with this one-of-a-kind guide written for Excel analysts just like you.

  • Take your Excel programming skills to the next level To take Excel to the next level, you need to understand and implement the power of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Excel VBA Programming For Dummies introduces you to a wide array of new Excel options, beginning with the most important tools and operations for the Visual Basic Editor. Inside, you'll find an overview of the essential elements and concepts for programming with Excel. In no time, you'll discover techniques for handling errors and exterminating bugs, working with range objects and controlling program flow, and much more. With friendly advice on the easiest ways to develop custom dialog boxes, toolbars, and menus, readers will be creating Excel applications custom fit to their unique needs! Fully updated for the new Excel 2019 Step-by-step instructions for creating VBA macros to maximize productivity Guidance on customizing your applications so they work the way you want All sample programs, VBA code, and worksheets are available at dummies.com Beginning VBA programmers rejoice! This easy-to-follow book makes it easier than ever to excel at Excel VBA!

  • Mr. Spreadsheet has done it again with 101 easy-to-apply Excel formulas 101 Ready-to-Use Excel Formulas is filled with the most commonly-used, real-world Excel formulas that can be repurposed and put into action, saving you time and increasing your productivity. Each segment of this book outlines a common business or analysis problem that needs to be solved and provides the actual Excel formulas to solve the problem-along with detailed explanation of how the formulas work. Written in a user-friendly style that relies on a tips and tricks approach, the book details how to perform everyday Excel tasks with confidence. 101 Ready-to-Use Excel Formulas is sure to become your well-thumbed reference to solve your workplace problems. The recipes in the book are structured to first present the problem, then provide the formula solution, and finally show how it works so that it can be customized to fit your needs. The companion website to the book allows readers to easily test the formulas and provides visual confirmation of the concepts presented. Teaches you how to implement the required Excel formula Explains and details how the formulas work Lets you reuse or customize the given formula to address your particular needs Helps you make the formulas a regular part of your new, more efficient workflow Specific real-world scenarios are used to demonstrate how to most effectively apply Excel and its powerful formulas to complete tasks faster and with greater accuracy than ever before. Now you can save time, automate, and be more efficient and productive with 101 Ready-to-Use Excel Formulas.

  • This book explores cybersecurity research and development efforts, including ideas that deal with the growing challenge of how computing engineering can merge with neuroscience. The contributing authors, who are renowned leaders in this field, thoroughly examine new technologies that will automate security procedures and perform autonomous functions with decision making capabilities. To maximize reader insight into the range of professions dealing with increased cybersecurity issues, this book presents work performed by government, industry, and academic research institutions working at the frontier of cybersecurity and network sciences. Cybersecurity Systems for Human Cognition Augmentation is designed as a reference for practitioners or government employees working in cybersecurity. Advanced-level students or researchers focused on computer engineering or neuroscience will also find this book a useful resource.

  • Meshfree methods are a modern alternative to classical mesh-based discretization techniques such as finite differences or finite element methods. Especially in a time-dependent setting or in the treatment of problems with strongly singular solutions their independence of a mesh makes these methods highly attractive. This volume collects selected papers presented at the Sixth International Workshop on Meshfree Methods held in Bonn, Germany in October 2011. They address various aspects of this very active research field and cover topics from applied mathematics, physics and engineering.

  • Thaddäus Zielinski (Tadeusz Zielinski), von Mommsen und Wilamowitz hochgeschätzt, ist als Autor des epochemachenden Buches Cicero im Wandel der Jahrhunderte in Deutschland ein Klassiker der Rezeptionsforschung, durch sein Arbeiten zu Homer ein Bahnbrecher der Erzählforschung, durch seine Sophokles-Übersetzung und seine Arbeiten zum Theater ein Herold einer neuen Renaissance der Antike. Die Würdigung seiner Forschungen zur Religionsgeschichte steht noch aus. Seine vor kurzem neu entdeckte Autobiographie Mein Lebenslauf hat Zielinski auf Deutsch verfasst, zweifellos ein historisches Dokument und wohl auch eine Bereicherung der deutschen Memoirenliteratur. Hier wird erstmals der Originaltext vorgelegt, um der dokumentarischen Vollständigkeit willen verbunden mit dem ebenfalls neu entdeckten Tagebuch, das aus dem Polnischen übersetzt wurde.

  • The International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT) covers various areas of research. ICNT's fourth book offers insights of tourism experts with a wide range of interest and expertise on the way tourism is understood and worked in different countries around the world. The first part of this volume focuses on factors influencing the management of tourism destinations, including competition, controlling, and marketing. An in-depth view into tourist experiences is offered in the second part, with examples ranging from volcano tourism to national park and wildlife tourism, and gastronomic experiences.

  • This volume collects selected papers presented at the Ninth International Workshop on Meshfree Methods held in Bonn, Germany in September 2017. They address various aspects of this very active research field and cover topics from applied mathematics, physics and engineering.
    The numerical treatment of partial differential equations with meshfree discretization techniques has been a very active research area in recent years. While the fundamental theory of meshfree methods has been developed and considerable advances of the various methods have been made, many challenges in the mathematical analysis and practical implementation of meshfree methods remain.
    This symposium aims to promote collaboration among engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists and industrial researchers to address the development, mathematical analysis, and application of meshfree and particle methods especially to multiscale phenomena. It continues the 2-year-cycled Workshops on Meshfree Methods for Partial Differential Equations.