Some of us in academic worlds still stick with Excel when visualizing data. I don’t blame them. In my first year of PhD student, I had used Excel for some of my presentations. Why? Because I use Windows, because it’s quick, and because it’s a good companion with Powerpoint and Word. Even now in my life of a researcher, sometimes explaining something to someone by datamining using Excel is a quick way: the learning curve for excel plotting is simple: click drag, choose and voilà.