After 8 years in the world of financial investments, Rachel is no stranger to the challenges of trying to make sense of data and the importance of being able to interpret it. Armed with a background in econometrics and inspired by the tale of a journalist who became an epidemiologist, she started to look deeper into the world/rabbit hole of data analysis and data science. Discovering Tableau was a revelation and resulted in the start of a new journey.
When not playing with data, Rachel can be found exploring the Brazilian martial art of capoeira or trying out a callisthenics class.
Welcome DS6, here are some things to think about and what to look forward to for the next 4 months!
The Return of JMac and new Tableau Server exposure and practice, including a new tool, TabCommunicate which leverages Tableau’s REST API to interact with Tableau Server.
DS5’s Dashboard Week draws to a close with a dashboard-only day on a dataset on Coach Andy’s runs.
Downloading 800 .csv files from 800 URLs calls for the special powers of the Alteryx Download Tool. Fortunately this is well within its scope, though some pre-planning is required.
No macro this time (though one would have been appropriate) in this mostly data-cleaning exercise with UN Excel data on international migration over the past 25 years for day 2 of DS5’s Dashboard Week.
Batch macros in Alteryx – a quick walkthrough.
Looking back at the fourth week at The Information Lab’s Data School – Presentations from previous cohorts and our first client project.
Here is how to set up a new Refresh Schedule time in Tableau Server to show up in your drop down list in Tableau Desktop.
Spoilt for choice: Here are two different ways to publish a data source to Tableau Server (variety is the spice of life, so they say…..)
For those times when you need to schedule Tableau Server to refresh your data on a regular basis.
Details of the DS5 week 3 workshop on infographics and the resulting project (creating an infographic for a charity of our choice.)
Rachel’s makeover of the votamatic makeover viz.
Rachel shares her views on DS5’s first Alteryx week.
An easy (and maybe new!) way to create a bar chart without axes
Rachel’s overview of expectations of the Data School
Rachel’s reflections on the first week of DS5, along with key takeaways/highlights.