When working with large amounts of data in Microsoft Excel, it is often necessary to make calculations based on this data. However, it is not always clear if a calculation is actually necessary. There are a few things to keep in mind when trying to determine if a calculation is necessary:
In general, if the data set is large and/or the calculation is complex and/or accuracy is important, then a calculation will be necessary. Otherwise, it may be possible to do without a calculation.