The Data School Blog

How to create Vertical Labels in Tableau?

I hope everyone heard about workout Wednesday.  Workout Wednesday a set of weekly challenges from Andy Kriebel and Emma Whyte (for 2017) and Rody Zakovich (for 2018) designed to test your knowledge of Tableau and help you kick on in your development. I am writing this...

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Explaining a Classification Model to a Client

The Classification Problem Predictive Analytics week at the data school was nothing short of educational and intense. One problem that particularly caught my interest was demonstrating the results of a classification model. Our Coach, Stephen Barr, repeated over and...

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Calculations, Groups, and Sets: Colouring in Tableau

A splash of colour on your viz can be the difference between a good viz and a GREAT viz, and being able to manipulate colour through calculations, groups, and sets is an invaluable skill in Tableau. Just look at the front page of Tableau Public and imagine everything...

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Creating spatial objects in Alteryx

Alteryx’s ability to generate geospatial polylines provides a way to create and customize a hallmark of spatial analytics. Polylines are a series of two or more spatial points (A fancy way of saying points composed of latitude and longitude!) and depict information...

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Tableau 2018.3 Beta – Dashboard Navigation Button

Hello everyone, in this blog post I will be talking about a cool new feature that Tableau will be adding in their new software release, Navigation Dashboard Button. This new feature will allow you to create an image-based button which facilitates navigation between...

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Set Actions in Tableau 2018.3

In the current beta version of Tableau, there are two new tableau actions. Go to Sheet Change Set values This blog is all about the set actions. To do a set action we need at least one source sheet and a target set. The three-main use-cases of set actions are:...

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Tableau 2018.3 (beta): Layout features

New Tableau releases are extremely exciting for every Tableau user (especially for all the Data Schoolers here in Sydney). These days we are exploring the new options Tableau 2018.3 beta version is offering and we can’t wait to start using them regularly as part of...

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Tableau 2018.3 : Density Maps

Very soon, Tableau will release version 2018.3, bringing loads of long anticipated changes to the software that users had to work around previously. To mention a few interesting ones, the Density option in the marks card, transparent sheets, navigation buttons on...

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