The Data School Blog

Using LOD Calculations to “Duplicate” Data

  During Teaching Week at Data School AU, we were tasked with preparing for and conducting a teaching session. One of the exercises was based on week 35's Workout Wednesday Challenge by Tableau Zen Master, Rosario Guana. Whilst developing the solution, I...

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Forecasting with Alteryx

In this post I will examine the The 24th Alteryx Weekly Challenge which was to forecast the number of units that a retailer would sell in the six weeks following the available data based on a historical trend using ARIMA. The Challenge The source data contained weekly...

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Colouring with Calculated Fields in Tableau

When building a Tableau dashboard, the colour scheme is always a key consideration. We know that for discrete values, Tableau will assign a different colour to each member of the field. For continuous values, it will assign a continuous range of colour. Using...

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Presenting with Confidence

At Data school we have to present on every Friday, either to Client or for the Friday challenges. In the last couple of weeks, we have seen some good improvements in Presentation skills of our cohort. Every week we are being critiqued not only on the content we...

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Basic Workflow Using Predictive Tools in Alteryx

In this blog, I demonstrate a simple Alteryx workflow used for predicting the chance of survival of passengers travelling on the Titanic. Variants of the data set I used can be found on the Kaggle website. However, before I begin with explaining the workflow, it is...

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Alteryx Advanced Certification Guide and Resources

The Alteryx Certification Exams are a great challenge when learning how to use Alteryx Designer. Being quite new to Alteryx, I found them helpful to focus on what tools to learn. After having recently passed the Alteryx Advanced Certification I thought I would share a...

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Tableau tips and Viz in Tooltips

Meet & Greet events at the Data School are a great way for prospective applicants to learn more about the work at the School. At the most recent event, I volunteered to demonstrate some of the capabilities of Tableau. The experience was also a chance for me to...

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The First Client Project

After 4 weeks of intensive training in Tableau and Alteryx, we started our first client project on the 5th Monday. Client projects are great opportunities to work with real data on real business problems, delivering solutions within short period of time using agile...

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