Shashanka Rao

Shashanka is a data enthusiast with a background in Environmental Engineering and a Masters’ degree in Sustainability and Renewable Energy Engineering. Having worked as an environmental engineer for several years provided him with the opportunities to analyze vast environmental datasets. He is interested in analyzing environmental issues like global warming,food and water scarcity. Shashanka aims on helping communities with coping with these issues.

Away from computer Shashanka enjoys, photography, pencil sketching and digital art. Shashanka’s choice of one meal that he wouldn’t mind having for the rest of life is -Pepperoni Pizza.

Adding Contexts to Headings without Parameters

Adding Contexts to Headings without Parameters

This is a small tutorial on how to add a selected dimension member to a graph to add more context. While this can be done alternately using Parameters in Tableau, this method uses a Calculated Field. Where can this be used? This can be used as a heading for a graph...

Images with Bar Graph

Images with Bar Graph

Getting images as axes values in bar graphs This is a tiny tutorial teaching how to add images under bar graphs. Step 1: Add the respective measures as rows and columns. In this case I've used the dimension as Columns and measure as Rows. Step 2: Add a new measure...

Surviving Dashboard Week

Surviving Dashboard Week

A small blog on how to tackle Dashboard week at DSDU. Now that the Christmas vacations had been thoroughly 'vacationed', we were greeted by the much coveted 'Dashboard Week' (DW). The 3 syllables that has struck fears into the heart of every DS Cohort (At least the...

What’s Trending on YouTube?

What’s Trending on YouTube?

As a part of the second day of my Dashboard Week at the DSDU, our cohort was given a really interesting dataset. This data comprised of trending YouTube videos along with a few associated parameters. This included, total views, comments, likes, dislikes, links to the...

A Beginners Guide to Subqueries

A Beginners Guide to Subqueries

Subqueries allow us to combine data from multiple tables from a database into a single query. Breaking it down to its simplest definition, a subquery is "a query inside a query". There are many variants of subqueries. While subqueries are generally used with a 'where'...

Client Project Weeks

Client Project Weeks

Having completed 7 weeks and 2 client projects in The Data School, our cohort - DSAU11 has had a feel for what client placements and most of our careers are going to be like in our foreseeable future. Below are my experiences from first 2 client projects. The Week:...

Drilling Down on a Bar Graph

Drilling Down on a Bar Graph

One of the main challenges of preparing a good dashboard is maintaining minimalism while delivering the required information. This needs to be sometimes achieved by making details available on demand. The following tutorial in brief shows how to achieve this with set...

Window Functions for Comparison

Window Functions for Comparison

Window functions are among the most useful inbuilt functions in Tableau. These functions can be used while carrying out aggregation over a certain set of rows of our interest. These set of rows can be called windows. This puts the term 'Window' in window functions....

Beat the Boredom with Batch Macros

Beat the Boredom with Batch Macros

The corner-stone of the industrial revolution was the ability to automate the boring tasks. Also, this hold good during the era of digital data revolution. While exploring and analyzing vast datasets can be very rewarding, a fair bit of this involves repetitive tasks....