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Build a Football Field with Tableau

Build a Football Field with Tableau

Every Tableau user should be familiar with mapping. But do you know that you can create a customized background to visualize the data by mapping? Let's see how to build a football field in Tableau! There is something that should be prepared before the creation starts,...

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Understanding Fixed LODs: Helpful Links

Understanding Fixed LODs: Helpful Links

While I was preparing for my Tableau Desktop certification exam, I decided to go over a topic that went a bit over my head during training, fixed LODs. LODs (level of detail calculation) are a somewhat advanced topic in Tableau, but they are vital for certain purposes...

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How to transpose a table of columns to rows in Alteryx?

How to transpose a table of columns to rows in Alteryx?

In this blog I will show you how to transform a table of columns into rows using data from an excel file (you can also use other file formats that are supported by Alteryx).   Step 1: Input the data (I’m using GDP from 1970 to 1979 in a excel file) into Alteryx...

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Excel vs Alteryx – My Thoughts

Excel vs Alteryx – My Thoughts

Since I have been using Excel for years, I have found it to be very helpful in terms of cleaning and transforming data. In contrast, when I got a chance to learn Alteryx, my views changed entirely. I realize we can automate many repetitive processes without tedious...

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5 Reasons why I chose The Data School

5 Reasons why I chose The Data School

For Data enthusiasts who want to become Data Analysts, The Data School is a great place. I put down the top 5 reasons for why The Data School was appealing to me. Recruitment Process The recruitment process gives a very good understanding of what you should expect as...

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First Two Weeks at Data School

First Two Weeks at Data School

I’m writing this blog to share my learnings and experiences during the first two weeks at Data School. Our cohort's first day was Monday 4th October, but due to public holidays in Sydney, we set up all of the IT and software on Friday. Following a brief introduction...

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Webscraping with Power BI

Webscraping with Power BI

This week was my first introduction to Power BI. It's quite different to Tableau, with some things coming surprisingly easy like filter actions and other things harder, such as the unfamiliar syntax's DAX and M. However what I was impressed by was the ease of its...

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Onboarding Custom Color Palette into Tableau

Onboarding Custom Color Palette into Tableau

When visualizing client data, one of the protocols is to strictly adhere is the clients' color scheme. This is to cater to their design communication and consistency requirements. While colors can be individually picked and added to a Custom colors' list, it is often...

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First Day with Alteryx

First Day with Alteryx

My first day working as a Data Schooler was also my first day approaching Alteryx Designer, which was an amazing experience for me. Alteryx is a fantastic product for every data worker. Have no idea what it is? Watch the video below to get how it works. ...

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Power BI: Initial thoughts

Power BI: Initial thoughts

Getting Started with Power BI Today we were introduced to Power BI by our Data School coach, Natalia Miteva. this was just Day 1 of a 2-day introduction to Power BI. It was a mixed feeling to finally work on a product that I had heard about in my past jobs. Most of...

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