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  1. Machine Learning

    XLMiner Ad In is built for data mining / machine learning algorithms in excel and now it's high time to get this ad in in excel by default.

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      1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Horizontal Box and Whisker Plots

      Schools use box and whisker plots horizontally. As of current I have only seen Excel do them vertically. This is extremely frustrating.

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      • Blinking Cells after 'Find' finds a data

        Hello
        It will be better if cell blinks after a 'Find' operation. Otherwise it is very difficult to search. please see the attached image.

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        • Postcodes

          Please will you strike a deal with Ordnance Survey to allow Excel Maps to Support UK postcodes (or at least the first part of the postcode)?

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          • Allow users to select the map, and/or import map, for use in map charts.

            Bing maps does not always use an accurate map. For example, I have data by county in Wisconsin but the map Bing finds shows territory boundaries in the middle of Lake Michigan so county shapes are distorted. If I could designate an accurate map, problem solved.

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            • Map feature not recognising Wales, England, Scotland and NI

              The Map chart feature is great but it is not recognising Wales, England, Scotland and NI as separate parts of the UK. Splitting by county or postcode would also be useful for regional sales, web traffic, marketing, etc?

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              • On the Power Map it shows the wrong province!

                On the Power Map it shows the wrong province. I'm trying to show the Sukhbaatar province, but it's highlighting the Selenge province !

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                • Export charts in Power View as vector pdf

                  Currently, when I export a Power View chart as a pdf, it exports the chart as a static, raster pdf. Presentation is so important in my job, and I need vector graphics to be able to manipulate it in something like Illustrator or CorelDraw. When you export just a conventionally made Excel chart as a pdf, it is exported as a vector graphic, so can this functionality please be extended to Power View-created charts?

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                  • Allow logarithmic axis in PowerView XY scatter charts

                    I create lots of XY scatter plots and require both X and Y axes to be logarithmic. PowerView does not currently have this as an option.

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                    • Some Danish postcodes are missing (ex:4100 Ringsted and 4160 Herlufmagle) on the Map Chart in Excel application

                      Please update the source of map chart in Excel application. One of our customer verified that some Danish postcodes are missing (ex:4100 Ringsted and 4160 Herlufmagle) but possibly other post codes or locations could be missing as well.

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                      • Budget vs. Actual bar chart overlaying the billed and pending separately over the budget

                        Budget vs. Actual bar chart overlaying the billed and pending separately over the budget

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                        • Excel charts - value from cells to "see" custom color formatting

                          Problem: When activating data labels in a chart, we have the option to over-ride these values by selecting "value from cells" - these bring over the number formatting but just like text boxes, they don't bring over the color custom formatting.

                          Suggestion: It would be great if "value from cells" could also see the color custom formatting - for example: [green]#,##0;[red]-#,##0 and show this on a chart (the usual chart labels recognize this but the moment we use "value from cells" we lose this possibility.

                          Thank you.

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                          • Nigeria Maps

                            I am loving the new MS Excel features especially the colors and most especially the maps. I just can't stop playing with it.
                            However, I noticed that while creating a map of Nigeria using states; a certain state (Kebbi) never seems to be mapped with data. The map recognizes the state but it never picks up data in that section. Please Help to make this feature PERFECT!

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                            • Trendline on subset of data range

                              Allow for creating a trendline on a subset of data on a chart. For example, if 100 data points are plotted, specify the trendline should fit points 25 through 50, ignoring other data points. Ideally, more than one sub-trendline could be generated on the same data range, and the chart would visually show what subset was used for each trendline. This allows for various statistical analyses useful in manufacturing quality, but also allows for improved visualization when a known independent variable causes a step-change in the data.

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                              • Enable create a link to a graph when copying it

                                When I create a copy of a graph within Excel, I'm unable to create a link to the original version. This means I cannot update one graph, and it automatically updates the 2nd. You used to be able to do this in Office 2010. Now the paste link is greyed out when I try it.

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                                • Find a chart value

                                  In a chart, the hover pop-up, only shows the axis values, which I could get from the graph. What would be useful is it would show the index, so the point could be found in the spreadsheet.
                                  The pop-up axis value cannot be found using the Find & Replace function, which seems to be too broad - the options are only with a sheet or workbook. They should be within a column or selection and actually be able to find values.

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                                  • Show the last 3 months in charts.

                                    To view the last 3 months / 6 months in charts, there should be a choice in Format Axis.This is available (Axis Options, Axis Type, Option 1. Automatically select based on data), (Option 2. Text Axis), (Option 3. Data Axis) New options can be added. Option 4. Today select days (minus 90 days) or mnd (minus 3 months) This offset formula is too complicated when it has 6 measurements a day, some measurements are missing and one must create SPC. In the offset formula, it is entered - 3 to display the last 3 months, but it actually shows 3…

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                                    • "Switch x and y axis" option

                                      For plots such as scatter plots, add a feature that allows user to switch x and y axis - but not rows and columns. Currently, if I have two columns of data with what are supposed to go on the y axis being in the first column, I have to manually select the x and y data, and it can be frustrating for large data sets.

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                                      • Add a step or staircase chart to Type Of Charts

                                        A step chart (or staircase chart) is needed. It could be a line or area. Nowadays line or area charts are "linear" type of charts, but very often step/staircase type would be much useful and easier to look at.

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                                        • Allow a group of Sparklines to use Dynamic Named Ranges or Reference a PivotTable

                                          Currently if you want a group of Sparklines to use a PivotTable as its source data and enable it to grow with the PivotTable, you must create a dynamic named range for each Sparkline.

                                          A group of Sparklines cannot use a single dynamic named range, nor does a Sparkline or group of Sparklines recognise a PivotTable as its source data.

                                          This makes for tedious set up or maintenance of Sparklines.

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