Charlie spent four years in the geography department at the University of Cambridge. Most recently she spent nine months completing her MPhil in Polar Studies, during which time she conducted research into the potential of applying remote sensing technologies to studying high latitude vegetation change in Russia.
Having spent four years fighting various pieces of computer software including Matlab, Excel and QGIS during her time studying, it was with mixed feelings of regret and excitement that Charlie only discovered Tableau after she had submitted her masters. She has a particular love of spatial data, but is very much looking forward to the opportunity to learn about the full potentials of Tableau and Alteryx with The Data School.
Charlie spends many evenings and weekends trainings for her favourite sport of ultimate frisbee. In January 2017, she will be representing Great Britain at the Under-24 World Championships in Perth.
The biggest struggle and the best aspect of dashboard week, plus some Star Wars insight.
Edit early. You’ll be much more able to see nuances in a smaller dataset. Even if you can’t find the greatest story ever – would you have had any better luck with 100x the amount of data?
A blow-by-blow account of the second day of dashboard week. How I contributed to the team using regex. How I needed help, and Steph came to my aid like a champ. How constructing a story in six hours is something of a challenge.
Why do Americans move house? And how I ended up answering this question. It’s dashboard week.
How to use Ctrl+F for identifying the tools causing errors in an Alteryx workflow.
Set up a filter once, then easily link it across multiple worksheets.
Access usage and performance visualisations about your Tableau server.
Colour is super important to visualisations, and should always be an active choice. Here are some considerations for making good choices, and a snazzy colour palette for your vizzing pleasure!
Converting a downloaded PDF of gymnastics results into a usable Tableau data set is an iterative process – especially when it’s your first self-led project in Alteryx.
Want to compare two different measures against the same axis? Have you considered creating a graph with bars within bars? In my gymnastics data set I wanted to take a look at how the average totals scored on each apparatus compared to the average difficulty posted on...
Percent of total calculations using table calculations break down once filters are applied. LODs can be the solution.
Running through how to Trim unnecessary characters from fields using Alteryx.
What should you be thinking about when you plan a data visualisation? Three tips from Caroline Beavon on key considerations for planning effectively.
A quick tip on adding dynamic fields to your titles in Tableau.
Our project during the first week of DS7 was a classic: to makeover one of our application visualisations. A different perspective on NFL arrest data.
Following on from lessons learnt on DS7 Day 2, this blog walks you through the processes of constructing hierarchies and creating geographic roles for data that isn’t automatically recognised as geographical.