Nick graduated from the University of Manchester with a Masters in Geology with Planetary Science. Since then, he has worked as an environmental risk modeller for an agrochemical regulation consultancy. His lifelong passion for working with and understanding data led him inexorably to the Data School.
Nick’s enthusiasm for science from an early age guided his path through life. He found enjoyment in deciphering the meaning and story behind various types of data during his education and career, so upon discovering Tableau and the Data School, Nick knew this was the perfect fit for him.
Outside science and data, he’s an avid gamer (both board and video) and plays the guitar. He also enjoys staying active by swimming.
I can’t quite believe how fast these past four months have gone. It’s quite a strange feeling knowing that in only a few days we’ll all be heading out to our first placements rather than gathering in the DS for another day. It’s be quite an exhausting few months, but...
Using set actions and LODs, you can build a drill down bar chart with a dynamic reference line, ideal for benchmarking items against overall averages.
The final day of dashboard week featuring something I studied during my degree: meteorites!
The challenge for day 4 (after a great talk from James Eiloart, Senior VP of Tableau in Europe, Middle-East and Africa) - build an analytic app in Alteryx to pull data from the COORD bike share API. The idea is to allow the user to select a city of interest,...
Today we looked at UK traffic data, and I learned more than I cared to about why Tableau 8.0 is difficult to work with.
Today’s challenge was a throwback to my days collecting weather data in my previous job, but this time to visualise weather patterns for Dashboard Week.
Dashboard Week Day 1 featured a somewhat unusual set of data, based on the F**k Off As A Service API…
Here I’ll show you how to highlight the percentage of marks in the view based on how far away they are from the average, rather than a traditional control chart using standard deviation.
Here’s how to mimic Tableau’s bins with a simple formula tool in Alteryx
Rounding numbers in Tableau is a strange one. If you want to round a decimal to a certain number of places, it’s quite straightforward. However, if you want to round to the nearest ten, or nearest hundred, the syntax gets a bit confusing. Here’s my attempt at making it more understandable.
It was Friday morning. We had each been given a different web scraping project to work on. Little did I know that by the end of the day I would have become familar with Alteryx’s reporting tools. Here’s how I ended up there.
Ever wondered how to effectively visualise survey data? Here are a few tips from my Makeover Monday viz on Gender Equality!
Sometimes data is just meant to be together. When you’ve got identically formatted data spread across multiple sheets, the simplest solution for bringing that into Tableau is a union. I’ll take you through how to set up a union, step by step.
Andy gave us a dataset on three of life’s more important elements: pizza, ice cream & beer. Each one was recorded on a different sheet in an excel file, so a batch macro was needed to bring them all together.
Makeover Monday Week 34 was based on ACLED conflict data. I decided to look at instances in the database involving the militant group Islamic State, so needed to find a way to filter two fields by the same value.
The second week at DSX kicked off in a slightly different direction. We spent the day with Caroline Beavon who took us through the basics of visual design.
My first three days at the Data School X, including a lot of Alteryx, a couple of vizzes and even a few board games.