#VizLikeAnArtist – Circles in Circles

One of my favourite ways to learn Tableau is to find visualisations I like and recreate them (or try to) in Tableau. I have an ever expanding ‘viz library’ which I use as inspiration. My latest purchase ‘Infographica’ by Martin and Simon...

From R to alteryx

Earlier in the week I posted a blog on my first adventure with R. Well today I took this a step further and tried (successfully) to transfer the code I wrote to create the below visualisation into the alteryx R tool to see if I could produce the same output. I’m...

From Excel to alteryx – COUNTIFS and SUMIFS

In Excel the COUNTIF(S) function counts the number of cells in a range that meets a single or multiple criteria. The SUMIF(S) is identical apart from it summing the values rather than counting. Both these functions are extremely useful to Microsoft Excel Users. The...

#VizLikeAnRRRRRRRRRRRtist – 7 starter tips

So at the beginning of the week I discovered this visualisation from a university friend now working as a sports analyst over in America. Viz courtesy of Chris Fry (@ChrisAFry). To me this is a beautifully simple piece which I instantly wanted to recreate in Tableau...

Tableau Server – Accessing the PostgreSQL database

Last week as part of our project I was asked to create a landing dashboard that allowed our users to better find content that was related to them. Between myself and the client we defined ‘related to them’ in four ways; the last 5 previously accessed...