Sr Technical Advocate
The new Python in Excel integration, powered by Anaconda
Python in Excel is the new integration created by Microsoft that brings Python programming directly into Excel workbooks for advanced data analytics.
With Python in Excel, you can now embed your Python code directly into a cell, with no setup required. The Python code runs in the Microsoft Cloud, and leverages on the Python Anaconda Distribution to get immediate access to a vast selection of packages for data science, data visualization, and machine learning. The output of the execution is automatically integrated into the workbooks, making it possible to generate data reports with customers and other users.
The new feature is currently available in Public preview to all users running the MS Excel Beta Channel on Windows.
In this talk, we will provide an introduction to this new MS Excel feature, discussing its potentials and current available features. A few demos will be showcased at the end of the talk, along with references to instructions to try it out, and useful resources from the Anaconda Learning team to become a certified Python in Excel analyst.
Valerio Maggio is a researcher and data scientist advocate at Anaconda. He is also an open-source contributor and an active member of the Python community. Over the last 12 years, he has contributed to and volunteered at many international conferences and community meetups like PyCon Italy, PyData, EuroPython, and EuroSciPy.