Dashboard week day 4: Cheeses, cheeses everywhere…

Dashboard week day four. No dataset as per say today, simply an instruction. Find some data about cheeses, and create a visualisation. Andy handed us the details of an API we could query to obtain the data about all the cheeses. First problem we encountered was...

Strong-Arming Tableau: Rounding Operations

Forcing Tableau to round up or down at specific decimal places Tableau has three interesting functions, ROUND() and FLOOR() and CEILING(). The ROUND() function allows you to choose the number of decimals to which you would like to round, but you cannot specify that...

Reflections on the DS first project week.

Here are my three main reflections about the DS first project week. Don’t be afraid to speak up Communication, or lack thereof, often plays a large role in the success or failure of any given project. It is important to try and communicate your thoughts. You have...

My favourite tools in Alteryx and some best practice advice

Tip 5: Data cleaning with Alteryx and best practice. Here are two of my favourite tools that I have come across in Alteryx to clean data and some best (good?) practice advice Text to Column This tool is very hand as it helps you break apart some fields such as dates...

Tip 4: Supplementary options for Mapping in Tableau

Tip 4: Supplementary options for Mapping in Tableau Short tip today. While maps are always a fantastic addition to any visualisation (an unbiased Geography graduate’s opinion), the default maps on tableau can sometime lack the detail that you would want to show the...

Clarifying Calculations

Tip 3: Understanding what goes into your calculations. Tableau can quickly become confusing if you start using calculated fields, and even more so when using those same calculated fields as variables into other calculated fields. Thankfully, there is a neat little...