Brian Scally

Brian Scally

Brian Scally

Brian developed an affinity for data analytics and visualisation while studying cognitive neuroscience. During his PhD, he analysed brain activity from older adults and individuals with dementia. While searching for opportunities that would afford him more data and a wider variety of projects, he found The Data School, applied, and hasn’t looked back. He is excited to get stuck into the world of visualisation and consulting.

Web Scraping JavaScript Content

Introduction Web scraping is an extremely powerful method for obtaining data that is hosted on the web. In its simplest form, web scraping involves accessing the HTML code (the foundational programming language on which websites are built) of a given website, and...

Chaining apps in Alteryx

I hit a wall in my previous post when trying to dynamically update a drop down interface tool with the field names of a given input dataset. The issue was that if the field names in the incoming dataset were different to the field names of the dataset that I built my...

Filter by fields from connected tools in Alteryx macro/app

Today I encountered the following scenario in Alteryx when we were building our first macros and apps. Let's say we want to take the Sample Superstore dataset into our macro and filter by State using a Drop Down Interface tool: The Drop Down Interface tool needs to...

You don’t use E-mail?

We're sitting on the midweek hump of Week 1 here at The Data School as DS12. Day one consisted of digesting some background and history about The Information Lab and getting kitted out with some swag and laptops. On day two, Carl made it much clearer what our...