How To Create A Heat Map In Google Sheets

Heat maps in Google Sheets are a great way to add context to your data.

They bring attention to the high and low values in your data, to outliers that demand attention.

Best of all, heat maps in Google Sheets are easy to create.

Consider this dataset showing monthly temperatures for Washington D.C.:

Temperature Data In Google Sheets

Without any formatting, it’s boring to look at, doesn’t convey any immediate takeaways, and it’s hard to spot trends such as which years were hotter than others.

Now compare that to the same dataset with a heat map overlay (click to enlarge):

Temperature Heat Map In Google Sheets

Wow! The stories jump off the page at you now. You can easily compare the years and see which years had longer winters, or hotter summers.

Let’s see how to create a heat map in Google Sheets.

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How To Draw The Sierpiński Triangle In Google Sheets

The Sierpiński triangle is a fractal set in the shape of an equilateral triangle, divided into smaller triangles infinitely.

Graphically, we can draw an approximation of the Sierpiński triangle in Google Sheets:

Sierpinski Triangle In Google Sheets

🔗 Get this example and others in the template at the bottom of this article.

It is named after the Polish mathematician Wacław Sierpiński and is also known as the Sierpiński gasket or Sierpiński sieve.

It has the property of being self-similar, meaning it looks the same at any magnification.

See Wikipedia for more on the Sierpiński triangle.

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How To Create A Select All Checkbox in Google Sheets

In this post, you’ll learn how to create a Select All checkbox in Google Sheets, as shown in this image:

select All Checkbox in Google Sheets

But before we look at that, did you know there’s already a quick way of selecting all checkboxes manually?

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How To Make a Table in Google Sheets, and Make It Look Great

A collection of formatting tips for how to make a table in Google Sheets.

Let’s start with a simple table, completely devoid of any formatting:

Table no format

The goal of this article is to show you how to make a table in Google Sheets look great, like this:

How to make a table in Google Sheets and make it look great

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