Bye-Bye, 25WS

It has been four months since DS11 started their training at 25 Watling Street. Four months in which we were taken from complete newbies to fairly experienced users of the tools and processes that we now get to apply as we go out on placement. Thanks to the rich and...

Structuring Word Clouds

Word clouds don’t have the best rep, but they can be a powerful tool to represent text-based data. There are tons of great manuals for how to build a word cloud in Tableau, so I won’t get into the details about that here. One thing I will say is that with...

A Tableau Visualisation of the Whole American Civil War

Over the holidays I finally had some time to pursue a passion project that had been on the back of my mind for some time. Being somewhat of a history buff, I have a great interest in the American Civil War, and I wanted to create a Tableau visualisation using data...

Using LODs to Calculate Customer Retention

This post looks at how we can display what percentage of customers is made up of return customers, and what percentage is new customers. To achieve this, I’m using Level of Detail expressions to essentially create bins of customers, depending on when they placed...

DS11 Dashboard Week Day 5: Boyz Boyz Boyz!

This is going to be a short one since it’s been a long week and quite frankly, there is notv all that much to say about what I have created today. Still, it has been a great last day of a long week full of excitement, frustration, satisfaction and tons of...