APIs – Open up to a world of data (Part 2)

So yesterday I did a blog post on APIs, and how you can carry out a URL call to bring in each crime along with there counts. This is great and gives us a basic look at how we can utilise APIs. However, let’s take it a step further. APIs often hold huge amounts of...

APIs – Open up to a world of data (Part 1)

APIs are an essential tool in your search for exciting datasets to go forth and visualise. They allow you to pull in data from a database somewhere in the world, and even better they are often live and will update through each call. For an extensive list of APIs you...

Tableau Desktop Certified Associate Exam: My Top Tips

So, a couple of weeks ago I passed the exam and am now a qualified associate. Along with my new shiny badge on LinkedIn, it’s a real step forward in my Data School Journey. I thought I would share some tips on how I approached the exam for anyone looking to take it....

Parameter Actions – Making our viz’s even more interactive

One of the true joys of Tableau and a feature that really makes it stand out in the data visualization world is Tableau’s interactivity. The latest update has built on this with the introduction of parameter actions. These essentially allow your audience to change a...