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.
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...read more
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...read more
Permissions in Tableau Server basically control who can see what. There are many different areas you can set permissions, 6 different areas in fact: Site, Project, Group, User, Workbook and Data Source. I won't go in to the details here about how these different...read more
In my previous blog... I explained how to create a sheet which provides one colour legend for all sheets in a dashboard, which changes depending on the view selected in the parameter; the final dashboard can be found here. This worked well when the colour legend was...read more
In my previous blog... I explained how to use parameters to change the view in a dashboard. When creating the final view, I deleted each colour legend from the dashboard, as when their corresponding sheets were not selected in the parameter, the colour legends would...read more
What are parameters? Parameters are dynamic values that can be used to change the measures or dimensions in a view. In this blog, I will be showing how to use parameters to switch between different worksheets in a dashboard. What do parameters look like? Once you've...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
One of the first things I liked about Tableau when I started using it was its ability to present data on maps. But if you don't have any spacial data to use in Tableau, don't fret, Alteryx is here! Alteryx is a great way to build spacial data to use in Tableau, and...read more
Last week we had our first experience with survey data, needless to say the Text to Columns tool was used many many times. This is great if the data you're working with is not going to change, but what if your data updates and you have an additional answer to include?...read more
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...read more
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...read more
The first Makeover Monday for DS4. This weeks topic – global warming.read more