Why do people in the data industry choose not to use Excel for data analysis? It’s something I learned in school, so you’d expect a majority of people to have at least a basic understanding of how to use it. And yet, other analysis tools are used instead. I’ve used R before, and it’s great for data exploration and transformation, but it does have a steep learning curve.
Is Excel not really viable in industry? If not, why? Or is it just the additional expense of running proprietary software that turns people off using it?