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Software for Digital Scholarship

Information about DiSC-supported software for the collection, processing, analysis or display of numeric, text, or geospatial data

PowerBI is an extension of Microsoft Excel made for data. It combines the PowerQuery functionality for data cleaning with a more comprehensive Pivot Charts functionality for visualization. It is thus a cross between Excel and Tableau, though Tableau has some nicer features for visualization. If you have used either of those functions in Excel, you will feel more at home in PowerBI. 

Access to PowerBI

  • PowerBI Desktop is free for anybody.
    • There is no Mac version. Must be used with Microsoft Windows.
  • Mason Faculty have Power BI Pro through their Mason Office365 accounts