With an analytical mindset and background in both science and education, Lee has a passion for exploring new information, understanding it and helping others to do so as well.
Lee’s natural sciences and education background means that he has long been immersed in the gathering and interpretation of data as a necessary means of testing of hypotheses and identifying scientific trends. However, he often found himself frustrated when it came to presenting and interpreting his findings – particularly when he needed to demonstrate a scientific concept to a group of disinterested students or succinctly visualise a concept for a scientific paper. Lee found salvation when he discovered Tableau. He quickly realised its potential as a tool for creating some unique and exciting visualisation, and its usefulness in engaging the attention of those seeking to understand and interpret new information. Lee wants to expand his passion for Tableau into the world of business and has set out learn everything he can about Tableau and Alteryx so he can be well equipped to facilitate companies in making well-informed and evidence-based decisions.
User filters on Tableau server are an excellent way to control individual access to certain information. These filters may be applied to specific dimensions of data to produce a sub-sectioned table that only includes data associated with the user. Using Superstore...
Day 4 of dashboard week dawned and we were promised easier prep… Seemingly this was the case upon first look. Andy had split us by different food types and tasked us with drawing the data from USDA Food Composition Databases - check for more details of the project...
Day 3 of hell week (dashboard week) is over and I must say it has been THE most challenging yet. Today’s topic was transportation data in different cities – here’s a breakdown of my day – the struggle is real.
A quick overview of the events of day 2 and the process I took to survive
A brief overview of my NBA game schedule dashboard including the process taken to collect, clean and visualise the data
Constants in Alteryx have the potential to save the user a great deal of time and effort and have the ability to add reusability to a workflow – A simple yet powerful tool
Get to grips with granularity and understand how Tableau automatically sets these as dimensions are added. Also, discover that LODs can take charge of this.
Make sharing your workflow and the files within it easy by packaging them all together in one zip folder with these simple steps
Why perform admin tasks manually when you can write a tabcmd script that will do the heavy lifting for you?
Initial thoughts and experiences with Alteryx and a few tips when approaching a new workflow
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler” – Albert Einstein. A quote that summarises the take-home message of Visual Analytics in Tableau. Here are some key points to consider when designing visualisations.
A quick recap of DS6 week 1 and brief breakdown of the design aspect of my application makeover
I’m new to the world of blogging, however I’m sure this will be the first of many, so here goes. In this first post I’ll run over my thoughts before and after day one and some of what I’d like to achieve.