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# data visualization Tag

## Open Data Viz: The NYC Restaurant Finder

After seeing my colleague, Maureen, dive into NYC Open Data with posts on NYC Vehicle Crashes and Parking Tickets, I figured I should take a look around myself to see what other kinds of data the city has made public. Turns out there are more than 1300...

## Using Comics to Tell Data Stories

Data stories are about people. We make charts about customers buying things, students earning grades, investors placing trades and on it goes. The people reading and making charts also have stories to tell, but their experiences are hard to describe with numbers and simple shapes....

## The 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Matchup Viz

Many of us at InterWorks are avid sports fans, as you can see from our various blog posts and the many examples in the Viz Gallery. While these examples tend to focus a lot on football (pro or college) and various other sports, I wanted...

Gun violence has experienced an uptick across America over the past few years, with major incidents increasing five-fold over the past decade.1 In documenting these incidents over time, the Los Angeles Times has put together an informative timeline that dates from 1984 to present. Scrolling through each tragic moment in...

## How to Trigger a Hidden View Using Multiple Tableau Worksheets

While not a regular occurrence, I have come across situations where a client wants to display a hidden sheet with an action filter but wants to enable different worksheets to activate the hidden sheet. If the sheets are filtering on different fields when you set an...

## Tableau Deep Dive: LOD – The Exclude Calculation

This is the third article in our Tableau Deep Dive on level of detail. Part 1 reviewed the idea of detail. Part 2 introduced level of detail calculations and examined the Include LOD calculation. Let’s now jump into Exclude. A Use Case For our examples in this article, we’ll...

## Date Comparisons in Tableau Made Easy

One of the common problems that clients are seeking to solve is a way to easily compare values from two different periods against each other. They want the ability to compare the same period between two years, a period against an immediately preceding period and...

## Tableau Deep Dive: LOD – The Include Calculation

In the previous article of this Deep Dive on LODs, we talked about Detail in general for Tableau Desktop. In Part 2, we’ll explore the Include level of detail calculation. Start With the Data Before I go into Tableau Desktop, I always think it’s foundationally important to...

## Storm Chasing in Tableau: How to Create a Weather Map

I’ve been a storm chaser since I was eight years old. My grandfather volunteered for the Perkins Civil Defense, and part of his duty was to sit on a hilltop anytime severe weather came into the area. He let me tag along, and I’ve been...

## Tableau Deep Dive: LOD – Introduction to Detail

Level of detail (LOD) is a feature that was introduced in Tableau Desktop v9. While it offers a great amount of flexibility and control over how you use the data in your visualization, it can be a bit tricky to fully understand. We teach level of...

## Don’t Get Ticketed in NYC: A Parking Violations Data Viz

­According to ParkWhiz, the rates for hourly parking in New York City can range from \$5 all the way up to \$250. Adding to that the potential for getting ticketed while parked makes NYC one of the hardest places for drivers to find parking. To explore...

## What Bernie Sanders Needs to Win the Democratic Nomination

After Hillary Clinton's strong performance on Tuesday, she now has an advantage of over 300 pledged delegates compared to Bernie Sanders. This total is based solely on votes and doesn't include her much larger advantage when super delegates are considered. So, where does this leave us? Just...

## Could a Gasoline Tax Solve Oklahoma’s Education Funding Woes?

If you’ve watched the news lately, you’ve seen that Oklahoma (along with many other states) is in a budget crisis. In Oklahoma, you hear about many programs that are most likely going to have cuts made to funding. Education is one cut being discussed, but...

## PYD03 – Robert Rouse – Tableau Zen Master and InterWorks Analytics Consultant

Tableau Zen Master Robert Rouse joins Tim Costello to talk about our perceptions and the way we view data. Tables in the East? Before you fire that manager, maybe take a second look. Subscribe to Podcast Your Data through iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or your favorite...

## SXSW 2016 Interactive Sessions

Every March, the Tech world descends upon Austin for the South By Southwest Interactive Conference. This year, SXSW is celebrating their 30th anniversary in a very big way with President Obama and the First Lady making an appearance in a pair of keynotes for the Interactive...

## Analyzing Data, Fast and Slow

Data visualization enables fast, intuitive analytics, but it can easily fool us. Experts routinely point out how bad visualization choices imply false conclusions. But, there are other cognitive biases at play beyond visual encoding. Choices about what questions to ask and what answers to display...

## Quantified Office: Part 1 – Experimenting with Motion

We live in an amazing world. Anything and everything can be monitored; usually without us even knowing. Just the other day, I installed an app on my smart phone and realized that my phone had been quietly recording my daily step count for years! In our...

## Visualizing the Golf Drive in Tableau

The 2016 golf season is starting to pick up speed. In just a couple of months, the first major of the year, The Masters, kicks off at Augusta and with it the race for the FedEx Cup. Being a golf nut, I’ve always wanted to create a visualization...

## Predicting March Madness in Tableau

I know, I know. The idea of actually predicting March Madness with any accuracy is an exercise in futility, although that may partially explain why the tournament so fully captures the attention of so both the casual enthusiast and the diehard fan of the game...

## The ‘Corruption Perceptions Index 2015’ Visualized in Tableau

Transparency International publishes an annual index of government corruption perceptions for 168 countries. The index attempts to gauge how the population within a country feels about it’s government. Take a look at the results visualized in Tableau below: ...

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