DS11 out…for now

The time is here! Today we, DS11, ‘graduate’ and finish the training portion of time at the Data School. The last four months have absolutely flown by. At the mid-point of the training I wrote about the things I’d learnt in the first half, so here I’m going to reflect...

Statistics Series // 3. Classification

This is the final post in my Statistics Series and it will be focusing on classification. Previously in the series I’ve shown how to generate clusters in both Alteryx and Tableau, as well as describing Time Series analysis and how to do it in Alteryx....

Tableau Tip: Formatting BANs

BANs, or Big Ass Numbers, are a great way of displaying important figures very quickly. But, often they are not formatted well enough to be effective, or dynamic. They need to really hit the point home. Here I’ll talk through 4 quick tips to really make the most...

Tableau Tip: Splitting the view using Set Actions

Today DS11 learnt about some of the new Set Actions available in the new Tableau 2018.3. As Harry has this topic for his training sessions back in December, he knows them well (see his blog here). Therefore, Harry took us through some of the more ‘common’ examples,...

The infinite usefulness of containers

When I first started using Tableau I found the concept of containers really tricky to get my head, and my mouse around! They seemed confusing and a little unnecessary. I didn’t understand what the difference between a vertical and a horizontal really was, even more so...