Data

Note: A big thank you to Carl Allchin and Jonathan Allenby for initiating the Preppin’ Data project for our community. Hunker down, folks. It’s time to prep some data. Welcome to my submission for the first week of the Preppin’ Data project. For beginners, the idea...

Note: This blog post builds on a previous post and was created in collaboration with analytics consultant Dave Sirey.  Set actions are opening up a new world of possibilities in Tableau. Recently, we tried tackling one of the common struggles in Tableau: visualizing geographic data with Alaska...

It's that magical time again! No, we're not off to Hogwarts just yet. It's Gartner's report on business intelligence tools! Regular host Robert Rouse is joined by Russ Lyman and David Pires to discuss the results of the recently released report, Tableau's place among the competition...

Do you ever feel like Tableau Server is crawling rather than running? Do your workbooks seem to be on the sluggish side? There are all kinds of factors that can affect performance. InterWorks analytics consultant and Training Lead Katie Wagner will show you a few...

Models are amazing. Built upon the understanding we gained in type 2 analytics, models provide an amazing tool that we can pass to others. No longer is the understanding locked up in our minds, but it becomes a concrete reality we can use to further...

According to research from Dear Tech People, based on data from 100 tech companies, while women make up 50% of the American population, they only make up about 37% of the tech sector*. Separately, a study by Microsoft reports that girls’ interest in STEM subjects—science,...

The world of data has been exploding, and the process of capturing and analyzing data to drive business decisions is now the norm. This explosion has brought with it a rapid pace of innovation. Tableau Software is a giant in the visual-analytics space, Snowflake is...

So far in this series, we’ve laid a foundation for the analytics conversation, and we’ve discussed descriptive, or type 2, analytics. Now, we’re going to dive deeper into how we can apply this in more advanced contexts. The second type of analytics is all about building...

Create a legend. Show a legend. Be a legend. Tableau developers love a succinct workaround, especially when that workaround is more flexible, more intuitive and just as robust as the out-of-the-box functionality. As a Tableau trainer, I get asked a lot of questions about legends and...

Note: As I was working on this dashboard, Jeff Schaffer posted a very similar idea. Visit this page for his perspectives and variations on this theme. When you need to decide what chart type is best for your data, there are many great tools to choose...

2018 was a big year for data but can 2019 be even bigger? Ben, Robert and Michael look back at the year that was and what they are looking forward to the most. Could 2019 be the year for [insert your favorite data-driven technology]? Take a listen...

If you’re subscribed to a music-streaming service, chances are high that you use Spotify. And if you use Spotify, you probably received a Spotify Wrapped summary of your listening habits for 2018. This summary really consists of two parts: a visual slideshow that gives you a...

Descriptive analytics is all about answering simple questions like: How much did we sell last week? Which customers bought the most from us? How much inventory do we have left? It would be wrong, however, to think that answering these simple questions is itself simple. The...

Like many non-native Oklahomans, one of my greatest fears upon moving to the Sooner State was the threat of tornados. After almost five years, that fear has mostly subsided for a number of reasons: the storm shelter in my garage, the weather app on my...

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