Nathan Leather

Nathan Leather

Nathan Leather

Nathan is a Chemistry graduate from Loughborough University. After a year and a half working in a chocolate factory, Nathan decided to put the analytical skills he developed whilst concocting chemicals during his time at university to good use. The Data School provided the inspiration for Nathan to start learning Tableau and after discovering Alteryx he is excited to see where his journey at The Information Lab will take him.

Nathan enjoys playing and watching rugby. If there’s any sporting contest to be had, count him in.

Dashboard Week Day 5

Final day of the week. Today's task, myself and the DS15 squadron had to download, visualize and blog about movement data from Uber. There was lots to choose from. I focused on Uber movements in London and combined it with spatial data from Uber to build a...

Dashboard Week Day 4

Today's task was to collect data about local events via an API, request a key, and use the authentication parameter in Alteryx to get the data. The API was found at github. The objectives were as follows. Return all events that are within 50 miles of my hometown or...

Dashboard Week Day 2

Today's task was to scrape data from a pdf. The Diamond League (athletics events) was the chosen one!!! The data I chose to prep was from the Rabat 2019 meet. To parse pdf's in alteryx I used the following blog which was absolutely essential...

Dashboard Week Day 1

Myself and the rest of DS15 included were tasked with web scraping ASOS's New-In Clothing for both men and women. Most of the day was spent in Alteryx, in particular the time was spent on inspecting the page source, regex'ing and making an iterative macro so that all...

Alteryx – Time Series Analysis

Alteryx uses predictive analytics to identify patterns in historical and transactional data to identify risks as well as opportunities. The predictive tools are built using R (programming language), but there is no need to learn R to execute these predictive tools as...

Using Reg(ular)? Ex(pressions)?

RegEx or Regular Expressions is a sequence of characters that define a search pattern. The example I will show you uses Alteryx, a software that makes advanced analytics accessible to any data user. Why use RegEx? RegEx allows the user to extract specific parts of a...

Using Alerts in Tableau Server

A simple guide to creating an alert in Tableau Server. Reducing time spent checking-up on progress. For this example, I have used the DS Blog Tracker dashboard, alerting once DS15 achieve 50 blog posts. Once the dashboard is in view, find 'Alerts' in the toolbar....