re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? VIEW POST

re: That counts! If I had to choose between the two, I would probably also choose SQL over JavaScript. Domain-specific languages like SAS take a lot of...

That's a good way to look at it.

Building VLOOKUPs and Pivot Tables and IF statements in Excel is such a good 'launching off' point for junior data analysts. Teaching SQL concepts is a lot quicker with a bit of Excel background.

I am glad I said goodbye to SAS, it was used to move data around and not do any statistical analysis so was overkill for what was needed.

code of conduct - report abuse