Google Sheets: SORT, INDEX, ROWS
My favourite Killjoy members. Column A – From most favourite. Column B Saving the best for last.
Sometimes you have a need to reverse a list quickly in Google Sheets.
That’s pretty easy to do if the list is sorted alphabetically. Just go on into the <Data> menu and choose from one of the
sort functions. But what if the data you want to flip is not in alphabetical or numeric order?
Below are 3 ways to reverse your data:
For the examples below, I’ll be using a list of my favourite
Killjoys characters. Yeah, I’m a sci-fi geek.
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Google Sheets: RANDBETWEEN The Standard RANDBETWEEN
We can achieve a random range of numbers in Google Sheets by using the
RANDBETWEEN formula. The formula is quite simple to use. Just add your start range and your end range:
) start range, end range
For example, if I want to get a random number between zero(o) and 60 I would do the following:
The result will provide a whole random number somewhere between these two and including these numbers.
If I were to repeat this formula over a reasonable sample, say 300 times, we should see a fairly even spread of numbers occurring a roughly the same frequency, just like in the graph below:
But what if we wanted to have fewer random numbers in our list at the lower or upper end or on both ends?
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Google Sheets: TRANSPOSE, arrays, Randomize Ranges Random Combinations Without Repetition Using Arrays, TRANSPOSE and Randomize Ranges
Say you have a list of 30 people and a 30 list of groups. After every half hour for six hours the people must change to another group, but they cannot go back to a group they have already been in.
How can we schedule 12 sessions where every person can randomly go to another group without going to the same group twice?
This is pretty much the same issue I face when scheduling my teachers to proctor exams randomly each quarter for different classes. The rules I need to follow are:
No teacher should proctor the same class twice.
Assignment to proctor a class should seem random.
The teacher that teaches the class cannot proctor their own class.
Each week has an exam over the term. The term runs for 8 weeks plus a final requiring a total of 9 proctor sessions.
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