Alice Rooney

Alice Rooney graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in statistics. Her passion for working with and understanding data led her to The Data School Down under. In her spare time she enjoying baking sweets, traveling and reading mystery murder novels.

Day 4 – Food & Wine Events

Day 4 of Dashboard week involved using API's and a website called Eventful. The Task was to get information from the website and create a dashboard. Reading through the websites documentation on how to use their api key, it seemed a little confusing at first. It...

Aid Funding Data

Day one of dashboard week Kicking of dashboard week we were given a story telling with challenge dataset on the who and where of aid donations from 1973 -2013. The dataset was fitting as we had the honour of having Cole Knaflic come and talk to us during the day and...

Fuzzy Match

The Fuzzy Match tool is a handy tool for matching of non-identical values. There are two different modes that the tool can perform in; Purge, which is used for a single file and compares all records and, Merge, which compares records of different sources. Steps to...

Pareto Charts – 80/20 Rule

A Pareto Chart is a type of chart where individual values are represented by bars (in descending order) and the cumulative percentage of the total is represented by a line. Named after Vilfredo Pareto, who formulated the Pareto Principle (80/20 Rule), which states...

Beginners guide to RegEx

The first time I saw RegEx it looked like a bunch jargon and nonsense. Even after the process was explained to me, I couldn’t understand why anyone would bother to learn a complicated computer language. But after a couple of weeks of learning the tools and tricks of...