DAC MST101 Workshop 2019
Date: 10 September 2019
Time: 7PM – 10PM
Venue: A 4.14 & A 4.15
Facilitators: Shu Yi & En Hao
What is MST? — Microsoft Office Excel & Tableau
DAC MST 101 Workshop was all about Microsoft Office Excel and Tableau, 2 software tools that can help to perform Data Visualisation, where visual elements can be used to provide an accessible way to see and understand trends, outliers, and patterns in data. In this workshop, we covered Data Cleaning with Excel and Data Visualisation with Tableau.
Part 1: Microsoft Office Excel, the basics of Data Cleaning
Part 2: Tableau, Data Visualisation and gathering of insights
MST101 Workshop Group Photos
There are pros and cons to using either software for Data Visualisation.
MS Excel has been around for a very long time and many people are familiar with its ability to sort and visualise data. However, it does have some limitations, where it is not as powerful or intuitive as Tableau when it comes to data visualisation.
On the other hand, Tableau has only been popular recently, and for most of us that are new to such a software, it’s natural that we’ll need to spend additional time to pick up the new skill. However, Tableau is much more user-friendly with its drag and drop functions and allowing our creativity to ‘run wild’ in designing the graphs that will give clear insights.
With that, we hope that everyone has enjoyed our workshop and see you in our next workshop!