Rob Suddaby

After 15 years of fiddling with spreadsheets in corporate finance, Rob saw the light and was drawn in by the awesome creative power of Tableau and Alteryx and jumped at the chance to learn from the very best in data analysis!

You’ll find Rob avidly tweeting about sports analytics, all things data and his biggest passion, The Arsenal. In his spare time, he loves to travel and explore new places, catch his favourite bands live, check out the best craft beer London has to offer and shredding on the slopes!

How to create a detailed Histogram #TableauTipTuesday

After the success of last weeks #TipWeek here at the Data School, I couldn't resist getting in one more tip so today I'm going to show you how to create a histogram with a twist. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or feedback.  

Adding images to project folders in Tableau Server #TipWeek

It's the final day of #TipWeek here at the Data School and I've saved my best until last! Today I'm going to show you how to add images to your Project folders within Tableau Server, a completely *unsupported but amazing trick! When you open up the content page in...

Adding start and end points to a route map #TipWeek

Onto day 4 of #TipWeek here at the Data School. Yesterday I showed you how to create route maps to analyse things such as personal exercise data and today's tip will show you a neat little tweak that can be used to highlight the start and end position of your route...

Choosing the right path to create a route map #TipWeek

It's day 3 of #TipWeek here at the Data School and today I'm going to show you how to build a route map. This can be used to chart a variety of things such as personal exercise or movement data, collected by apps such as Strava or Moves, or for navigation maps to...

Working with Unix time #TipWeek

We're onto day 2 of #TipWeek at The Data School and today I'm going to show you how to deal with Unix time in your data. Unix is a system for measuring time, defined as the number of seconds that have elapsed since Midnight on January 1 1970 and is commonly found when...

Making sense of Eastings and Northings #TipWeek

So after finally getting around to writing another blog post over the weekend, it's time to get really stuck into things as we enter #TipWeek at the Data School. First up, a simple tip that I picked up from Alteryx ACE, Tableau Zen Master and all round top guy, Chris...

Getting creative – building visualisations from web content

It's been some time since I last blogged but, ahead of Tableau Tip Week at #DS2, I thought it was high time I wrote something again... and what better topic than one of my favourite pieces of work! I've been interested in hex maps - a form of proportionate mapping...

Practice makes perfect…

I had a bit of spare time today and decided I wanted to try my hand at a few how-to posts I had come across in the past few days. It also gave me an opportunity to work a little closer with the English Premier League database released by Opta and Manchester City in...

Makeover Mond… Friday!

As many of you will know, our head coach Andy Kriebel writes a weekly post entitled 'Makeover Monday' on his blog vizwiz.blogspot.co.uk where he critiques and re-builds a viz he’s seen in the public domain. A key theme of our first week at #DS2 has been...

Tableau Tip Thursday!

Three days into my Data School experience and it’s high time for my first ever blog! Today we dived into Tableau for the first time and whilst looking at filters I stumbled across something that even a Zen Master didn't know, so I thought I’d share my little tip… When...