# Excel 2010 Data Analysis

### Introduction

The popularity of Excel around the world needs no explanation. It includes almost all the features to satisfy the needs of professionals. Microsoft Excel also bundles strong features for statistical and engineering calculations. All such features are called Data Analysis techniques and Excel contains the *Data* *Analysis *(aka. Analysis Toolpak ) tab.

### How To Enable Data Analysis ( Analysis Toolpak)

Data Analysis(Analysis Toolpak) is an add-in for Microsoft Excel which is disabled by default. To enable it click the *Office *button, then go to *Options*.

Click on the *Add-Ins* option and you will see *Analysis ToolPak* option in the list. Hit the Go* *button at the bottom.

Now select the *Analysis Toolpak *option and click *OK* to complete the configuration.

### How To Access Data Analysis

Once you have enabled it, go to the *Data* tab and locate the* Data Analysis* option under the *Analysis* category.

### A Bird’s Eye View Of Data Analysis

In order to use the Data Analysis feature of Excel, you must be familiar with Engineering and Statistical terminology. Hit the *Data Analysis *option and it will launch the screenshot as shown below. Now choose the appropriate option and Excel will process your data according to the option that you selected.

Followings is the list of Engineering and statistical functions which you can perform with the Data Analysis option.

- Anova: Single Factor
- Anova: Two-Factor with Replication
- Anova: Two-Factor Without Replication
- Correlation
- Covariance
- Descriptive Statistics
- Exponential Smoothing
- F-Test Two Sample for Variance
- Fourier Analysis
- Histogram
- Moving Average
- Random Number Generation
- Rank and Percents
- Regression
- Sampling
- t-Test: Paired Two Sample for Means
- t-Test: Two-Sample Assuming Equal Variances
- t-Test: Two-Sample Assuming Unequal Variances
- Z-Test: Two-Samples for Mean

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It’s pretty frustrating to hide this several menues deep. With all the customization availabel in this version, how do I add frequently used functions, like regression analysis, to a top level toolbar?

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At last, after countless hours trying to understand why all the posts for producing bell curves refered to the data anlysis section…..which of course didn’t exist until I came across this invaluable information. Many, many thanks, greatly appreciated. I can’t help wondering why this isn’t made public knowledge or referenced more clearly in Excel. What the heck I have it now…well done you guys!

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i did every step until analysis toolpack-go but still cannot find data analysis or analysis anywhere!!??

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Hello, I have Ms 2010 and I have been doing as above million times but it doesn’t work. Data analysis did not show on tool bar. It doesn’t ask me to install. Once I click OK then it gone. When I check on Add-ins it shows that it already active. Is anyone can help me please…

I am not able to get intercepts while performing multiple regression analysis. Please help

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I completed the Add-in but I do not see Data Analysis (or Solver) – all I see is What If Analysis – please help

I completed the Add-in but I do not see Data Analysis (or Solver) – all I see is What If Analysis – please help

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Why i can’t find Add-in button in Option there?

because you don’t have excel commercial so you can’t use anova

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I too followed these steps but don’t find the Data Analysis on my ribbon – help

I have a mac and had no luck finding it either.

Thank you so much for this post, my professor only gave instruction for how to use ANOVA on Excel 2003 and 2007. I was wonder why I didn’t have a Data Analysis in my toolbar. This was very helpful.

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i followed the step given here but still i don’t find data analysis in my data ribbon. what should i do?

go to the data tap on excel, at the end you will find out data analysis

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i was confused regarding the use of excel 2010 in reasearch like t-test and z test. anova n all. this virtually solved all my probs.

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Thanks for posting this! I’m pretty frusterated. I’m taking Advanced Statistics for school and our textbook has instructions for Excel 2007 and earlier, and 2010 is a whole new monster, so this was VERY helpful!

THANKS SO MUCH!!! I’ve been trying to figure out why I couldn’t do this for a while.