The Data School Blog

Macro and Analytical App Basics

INTRODUCTION For this blog, I wanted to focus on a topic that I am perhaps not so confident with: Macros and Analytic Apps. I will give an example of each to further my knowledge and the readers. MACROS The premise behind macros is to save time. By this, I mean that...

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Everything Table Calculations

INTRO In this blog, I will be describing all things to do with Table Calculations. The pretence behind this blog is to help with a teaching session I will give soon about Table Calculations. So, what are Table Calculations? Directly from Tableau help, “Table...

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Beta Buffering in Tableau 2020.1

Watch this Spatial! Tableau is constantly adding new features with every update. As a beta member, was able to play around with the new buffer calculation in the 2020.1 release. In the Data School we have learnt how to use spatial tools in Alteryx to create trade...

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LOD – Fixed, Include, and Exclude

Level of Detail (LOD) For this blog post, I thought I would write about the difference between different levels of detail (LOD). I wanted to do it in as few words as possible as a lot of websites give lengthy explanations and I think the end result is confusion and...

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The Normal Distribution and Z Scores

Introduction to Stats A couple of weeks ago in our training at the Data School, we had some lessons on Predictive analysis. The topic of Standard deviations and normal distributions came up, coming from a statistics background I really enjoyed it. But a lot of the...

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Keyboard Shortcuts in Tableau

Recently I hit the G key by accident on Tableau, to my surprise something happened, gridlines appeared on my screen. This got me thinking what are the Tableau Keyboard shortcuts that people do not know about, and more importantly which are the ones you should know....

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Quick Tip: Missing Time Series Data

"Lost time is never found again." – Benjamin Franklin. So said the man on the US $100 bill. Fortunately, a lot has changed since the 18th century, including the ability to find lost time in time series data. In the first of my new quick tip series, we'll look at how...

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