My experience with PowerBI

This week at The Data School, we’re looking at Power BI and Qliksense to learn more about other offerings in the BI market. Some got the short end of the straw it seems, Qlik, based on some of the reviews from the other data schoolers. I wouldn’t say that...

Understanding student dropouts through Sankey Charts

Note to readers: I’ve been asked to change a couple of visuals here so it might look a bit different from the previous version. I’ve replicated the method below with a dataset on student results from Harvard’s most popular online class –...

2 Things I Learned from the Tableau Fundamentals Class

Today I played teaching assistant to Emma Whyte’s Tableau Fundamentals Class with Schroders. Really fantastic to meet not only traders, but marketing, HR and finance teams really keen to utlize Tableau to solve their business questions. A less technical audience...

Creating a Dynamic Sales View based on Different Date Types

When I worked in retail, I found 2 views to be pretty important: how are we doing this month compared to this month last year , and how we are “rolling up” for the year (year to date performance). The first view gives us context on how we are performing...

Tableau Tip: How to Create a Dynamic Time View

I’ve created a dynamic time parameter so that the x-axis starts at a different date based on the number of days from today. Any business collecting sales for delivery into the future (any business that involves bookings or shipping) would find this incredibly...