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Tableau Conference 2016 Austin Texas Roundup Vlog

Conference has long passed but as ever, it’s never too late to reflect. I’ve put together a short video round up of my thoughts from conference in the last vlog from by Tableau conference Vlog series. [btx_video type=”external” video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VICN03Vldjs&index=1&list=PLRfaJ7ZL0cF5iXYNPaI3wxg6GdpN8DS2t”] You can catch other vlogs from this series below or in this YouTube playlist. Vlog #1 : Why attend Conference (Tableau conference 2016)…

Ad-hoc data collection for Tableau analysis: Quantified self, Workflow & Google Sheets

[btx_video type=”external” video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta44mMuy8Yk”] Hopefully you’ve watched the breif video above… [update workflow was acquired by Apple and is now called Siri Shortcuts and is Free on the App Store ] The challenge behind data collection If you’ve collected data about yourself or have briefly interacted with others who are part of the quantified self movement, the very first challenge or question posed…

Responsive design in Tableau: Chasing the Unicorn

In the last month, I’ve come across the phrase “responsive” quite a bit whilst testing the Tableau 10 Beta and the mobile device specific design capability. Most people’s gut reaction having seen the feature has been to ask whether it supports responsive design, to which I’ve replied no. That’s then caused some confusion because the device preview seems to suggest that would…

Airbnb Portland Tableau Dashboard

I recently had the chance to work with some Airbnb data from Portland. My main aim behind this visualisation was to use standard functionality, no tricks or loopholes but deliver a dashabord that simulated as much of the Airbnb experience as I could. It’s not 100% but there is one virtue, you must always follow when building a dashabord, at some point…

Install multiple versions of Tableau (Quick Tip)

[btx_video type=”external” video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRYfdpIiya0&t”] Transcript Hey Tim here and today I’m going to be showing you how to install multiple versions of Tableau on your desktop. Now one of the challenges of running lets say tableau 9.3 and also testing the Beta, or maybe in your organisation you’re rolling out a newer version of Tableau, and you still need to keep the older…