Bethany Fox

Bethany Fox

Bethany has always had an interest in data analytics, which was intensified whilst studying for her MSc in Applicable Mathematics. During her time at university, she began to understand the need for being able to make the complicated, uncomplicated. After playing around with Tableau for data visualisation, she was impressed with how intuitive and creative it was. She soon realised that joining The Data School was the only option for her!

In her spare time, she loves dancing, playing the piano, and exploring London with her family and friends.

How to be successful in the Data School

This is a difficult thing to answer. I'm not going to pretend I know it all and if you follow exactly what I say you'll be the most successful DSer of all time - I can't promise you that. However, I suppose the best way for me to answer this is by looking back and...

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What’s the most challenging thing about the DS?

I don't think many people can say that they actually enjoy their job, but with being part of the Data School, I do actually enjoy my job. As cheesy as it sounds, it is a bit like a big family that grows by 8 members every 4 months or so. Everybody is so friendly and...

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Tableau Tip #1: Sparklines

What are sparklines? Sparklines are a great way to show trends of multiple values over time. It's basically a tiny little line chart, which enables you to quickly and easily compare trends over different values. What do sparklines look like? The most simple type of...

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Create a Filled Map Combining Two Data Sources

In my initial application for The Data School, I created a dashboard looking at road casualties in London which looked a little something like this: (Click on the image to go to the viz itself) In the first week, we were challenged with remaking our initial...

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Sorting colours in stacked by charts by value

Stacked bar charts can be very useful, but they often have one rather large downside: if you have two similar sized segments within the same bar, how can you tell which is larger? Let's take a look at the following stacked bar chart: Here we are looking at the percent...

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Alteryx Tip #2: Use tutorials to teach yourself

Alteryx can be a tricky thing to get your head around initially, so it's handy that the lovely people of Alteryx have given us a series of tutorials to go through! These cover everything between the very first steps of preparing your data, to the more advanced things...

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Alteryx Tip #1: Get your workflow running faster

We live in a world where everything has to be accessible in an instant, so who wants to be waiting more than a millisecond for Alteryx to filter their data? Here's a quick tip to help speed up slow running workflows in Alteryx. In this example, I'm simply using the...

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