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Converting a Date in Excel to Week, Bi-Week, Month, and More Tim Wilson at Web Analytics Demystified I often find myself getting data out of one system or another (or multiple systems, and then combining them) as “daily” data — a series of metrics by day for a sequence of days. Sometimes, I work with that data at a daily level, but, often, I want to roll the data up by week, by month, or by some other time period. For instance, if I want to look at the data weekly, I’ll use either the last day of the week or the first day of the week and then use a formula in a new column to convert each actual day to the “week” in which it falls: In the example above, 1/15/2013 is a Tuesday that falls in a week that ends on Saturday, 1/19/2013. The same holds true for Wednesday (1/16), Thursday (1/17), Friday (1/18), and Saturday (1/19). As soon as get to 1/20/2013 (Sunday), I’m in a new week — a week that ends on 1/26/2013.
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The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix Earlier this week, Oxford’s Bodleian Library announced that it had digitized a 550 year old copy of the Gutenberg Bible along with a number of other ancient bibles, some of them quite beautiful. Not to be outdone, the British Library came out with its own announcement on Thursday: We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain.