Grace Murphy

Grace graduated with a Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons) from the University of Newcastle in 2014. During her PhD she realised that the best thing about doing research was crunching data and building a story with it.  Aiming to work in data consulting rather than biological sciences, she came across The Data School Down Under and had to apply. Away from the computer Grace enjoys cats, drawing and British TV sitcoms. 

Leaving the Nest – Reflective Blog

The last four months whizzed by faster than you can say “level of detail”.  Never in my adult life have I learned more than in my time at The Data School. Perhaps better than the content, however, was the chance to spend every day with 7 brilliant analysts. Alex,...

Time Series Forecasting in Alteryx (Part 2)

The precursor to this blog introduced time series forecasting in Alteryx with the ARIMA and ETS tools. This blog looks at configuring these tools to generate an effective time series forecast. The data set I’ve used contains monthly beer production in Australia from...

Time Series Forecasting in Alteryx (Part 1)

If you’re not a statistician, Alteryx’s time series palette is incredibly useful for producing fast forecasting without too much time spent on Stack Exchange. This blog examines four tools in the palette; ETS, ARIMA, TS compare and TS Forecast. Part 1 will cover the...

Dashboard Week Day 5: Journalist Deaths Abroad

Yesterday morning marked a sad end to the whirlwind thrill ride that is dashboard week.   The day 5 data set was sourced from the Committee to Protect Journalists and contained information on world-wide journalist deaths since 1992. Each row of the data was a...

Quick and easy date parsing in Alteryx

Dealing with time series is a huge part of data analytics. A date field that’s well formatted and consistent will typically transition seamlessly into whatever reporting tool you’re using. A date field that is consistent, but incorrectly formatted, can normally be...

How to learn RegEx (the painless way)

If you suddenly need RegEx to solve a problem, it can be tempting to google a syntax list and start awkwardly crafting the pattern that will (hopefully) match whatever string you need.  This can be time consuming, however, and it’s likely that your solution is not the...