Ravi Mistry

Ravi’s interest in using and manipulating data piqued after discovering public sources of sports data. After using Excel for months, a tutorial into using Tableau in a intuitive and interactive way lead him to discover a whole new world of visualisation – The power and ease of use that Tableau provided introduced a whole world of data visualisation, full of interactive dashboards, colour pallets and bubbles.

The opportunity to join the Data School straight out of university was one that Ravi could not miss. Having studied Economics for the last four years, he is looking forward to learning from the data Jedis of Tableau and Alteryx.

When he’s not following his hometown football team Ipswich Town, Ravi is a keen enthusiast in contemporary technology as well as film & media.

Back to the Future; Experiencing the Past (but also Power BI)

First, check out my post on Tableau 8.0.0 here  Following the small differences with Tableau 8, I almost expected 7.0.0 wasn't going to be so bad. And it wasn't - For me, it performed much better in terms of speed than 8.0.0 did. Visually though, there were some huge...

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Back to the Future; Adventures with Tableau 8.0.0

I think that one of the things that I hate about 'milestones' and such is the finality and absolute nature of them. For instance, it was just a few months ago I bid my student life goodbye - Four month holidays, late starts and all-nighters for the sake of it with...

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Going Rogue; Qlik vs. Tableau Part Two – Let there be Viz!

Part one of this post can be found here; Last time out, we connected to data - The first step into a brave new world of visually analysing numbers through quick-fire analytics. A change of plan for part two. After discussing with fellow data schooler Hashu, I've...

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Reviewing Week 13 – Let loose in the Community

I had never ventured onto the Tableau Community forum properly - I mean, I'd looked up some questions I wanted answers for and found some things, but a quick glance at the queries in my first few weeks scared me off; why and how am I meant to know Tableau *this well*...

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Going Rogue; Qlik vs. Tableau Part One – Connecting to Data

My first experience with Tableau was using publically football data, which I had compiled into a spreadsheet for the 14-15 season, on Tableau Public. Of course, Neil Charles' post was a good base level introduction to Tableau, but it definitely still took me a while...

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Why won’t my parameter controlled view hide properly?

Last week, we had our fourth client project and within that, myself and Hashu found ourselves doing a dashboard makeover for the client and within this, one of our ideas for the dashboard included having a switch between two views, as shown on his blog during Tableau...

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Developing Communication – #DashboardWeek Viz Number 4

The UN data challenge's deadline is just a few weeks away now, and using the data was the first time we we had to do some level of data preparation. This was due to the dates of the dataset making it quite a fat and short dataset, and we needed to pivot the dates into...

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#DashboardWeek – 100 days after Sandy Hook

There have been far too many gun deaths in the United States. Today's dashboard took a sombre turn as we looked at "Mapping the Dead: Gun Deaths Since Sandy Hook" by the Huffington Post and took the data to create something for ourselves. If you haven't seen it, I...

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#DashboardWeek Day 2 – An Olympic Effort

Dashboard week continues with our second visualisation, which was using a dataset from here which was scraped by Andy. Given that we had about 3-4 hours to build, we got stuck in. Looking at the data is really interesting, after looking at the number of records per...

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Likes, Favourites & Mini Data

This week, we will be creating a dashboard a day, and to kick off the week we have all contributed to Andy's Dear Data Two project, and sent things across to Mr Jeffrey Shaffer Using small data, we created as many views as we could. My results are below, in the...

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Commanding Tableau Server to create .pdfs

When running Tableau Server, you are able to run a number of queries from Command Prompt (cmd.exe)  from the Start bar, and you should right-click and run it as administrator. Depending on your system, the default line that will show up will be different; in any case,...

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Tip for using the Tooltip Tool

One of the best things about Tableau is the ability to interact with the data that you are looking at - It's almost as if you can feel, explore and (I hesitate to say)  live the data that is in front of you. This that you can really quickly understand what the data in...

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Get Data. Use Data. Fly.

I commute to work, and it's a 2 hour door-to-door trip, and I tend to find little side projects which I largely start and not finish to do on the train journeys. Or I listen to podcasts, or nap. This week, our task is to blog Tableau tips daily, and I was...

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Councils, Combinations & LOD Calculations

Seven weeks have well and truly flown past, and each week seems to throw up different challenges. With training moving at a solid pace, we tackled two key areas; Chris Love returned once more to teach us combining tools and flows into Macros within Alteryx, and...

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