Today, it was our day one of our dashboard weeks at Data School Down Under. We heard about it, read about it and it is here!

Our head coach Craig decided to give us task on Melbourne Cup 2018. The data source for today comes from racenet. By noon most of us finished out data preparation – it has some regex and a few cleaning stuff. My sample workflow is here. This involved a lot of parsing and I know it is ugly, but it works and that’s all it matters!

Anyway, once the data was ready to play with, I got stuck in as  I don’t have much knowledge in horse racing.  I spent some time trying to analyze the data that I gathered. I have used set actions to filter my viz.   Here’s today’s viz, let’s see what tomorrow brings!

Meera Vijayan
Author: Meera Vijayan