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The recent floods in Texas and Oklahoma hit home for me. I live outside of Dallas and InterWorks has three offices in Oklahoma. We’ve seen double our normal rainfall this year, leading to major floods impacting metropolitan areas. People have lost homes and family members. All...

Every day, we are flooded with data visualizations. Whether it’s a bar chart in a newspaper, an infographic you see online or a pie chart you see in a quarterly earnings report, people are turning numbers into pictures all around us. For those of us...

Every once in a while, new technologies come along that alter your thinking. In 1982, the spreadsheet radically changed how everyone created budgets. In 2007, Tableau Software changed the way I looked at data. For the first time, the hardware had enough power to analyze large...

I met Behfar for the first time around 2005. At the time, I was the CFO/CIO for a mid-sized global manufacturing and distribution business. We has just finished divesting our parent company, and most of my team and I had to find technology partners that...

Next, we'll explore the sixth point under the Data section of the Tableau Performance Checklist: “Use extracts wherever possible to accelerate performance. Hide unused and confidential fields. Roll up data granularity by pre-aggregating or filtering. Break hierarchies to only visible dimensions” There are many reasons to utilize extracts...

I met Gregory Lewandowski (aka @lewandog) at the second Tableau Customer Conference. He was wearing this gangster/jazzy fedora, and when I asked him were he got it his answer was that he “knew a guy.” Gregory comes from big-company technology. He works at Cisco and knows...

In today’s article, we’ll examine User Functions that you can use as part of the Create Calculated Field tool. To access this window, right-click on either the Measure or Dimension window and select Create Calculated Field. Then, select User from the function drop-down menu. The user...

In case you weren’t aware, we’re only a few days out from one of the most exciting analytic conferences in the biz: Alteryx Inspire 2015! Inspire spans four days packed full of analytics goodness, including keynote speeches from Alteryx leadership as well as breakout sessions...

I’ve been concentrating for weeks on updating my book to include new Tableau 9.0 features. There are a couple of new features that will be featured in this video:  The Data Intpreter Ad hoc calculations (with autofill) The video will also show you how to incorporate data blending...

I’ve admired Kelly’s Tableau Public work and her blog for several years. Late last year, I was in Vancouver giving a talk. That gave me the opportunity to have dinner with Kelly along with the George Gorczynski, the Tableau Picasso. We talked about data viz for several hours over dinner and had...

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