Learning a different language is not easy. Nonetheless, everybody can do it.
If you want to learn a new language the best is to practice on daily basis and in real life scenarios.
Install Linux on your computer (http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop). Stop using excel or other similar software and start using R (https://cran.r-project.org) or Python (https://www.python.org) and it's data frame package Pandas (http://pandas.pydata.org). If you wish to avoid changes in your system while trying this you can install linux on a virtual machine (https://www.virtualbox.org; http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Ubuntu-on-VirtualBox).
Here you can find links to useful online resources.
Code developed at the MPI-AGE
https://gitlab.age.mpg.de (coming soon)