A Spreadsheet Application. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables and a macro programming language called VBA (Visual Basic for Applications).
There are many versions of MS-Excel. Excel XP, Excel 2003, Excel 2007 are capable of performing a number of statistical analyses.
Starting MS Excel: Double click on the Microsoft Excel icon on the desktop or Click on Start --> Programs --> Microsoft Excel.
Worksheet: Consists of a multiple grid of cells with numbered rows down the page and alphabetically-tilted columns across the page. Each cell is referenced by its coordinates. For example, A3 is used to refer to the cell in column A and row 3. B10:B20 is used to refer to the range of cells in column B and rows 10 through 20.