Tableau

Make your Tableau charts pop: Quick Tip

In this post I show you how a quick trick with contrast can lift your content off the page and give it some “pop”. That’s not an official design term but I think it describes the net effect. [btx_button link=”https://public.tableau.com/views/MakeyourchartspopQuicktip/Example?:embed=y&:display_count=yes” icon=”anchor”]View on Tableau Public[/btx_button] [btx_video type=”external” video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlAOP06vjs4″]  

Step Line Chart in Tableau: Quick Tip

In this quick video, I summarise how to create a step line chart in Tableau. [btx_video type=”external” video_url=”https://youtu.be/HaCdP43i6kI”] A step line chart is similar to a line chart except it uses horizontal lines to connect two points unlike a traditional line chart where the line follows the most direct route. In this particular case, We use the fixed level of detail calculation…

Donald Trump’s Tweets: Makeover Monday

I learnt alot with this challenge, but first here it is. [btx_image image_id=”45010″ link=”https://public.tableau.com/views/MakeoverMondayDonaldTrumptimelinesdonemost/TRUMPsTWEETS?:embed=y&:display_count=yes” position=”center” on_click=”link”][/btx_image] Date-time parsing This seemed easy at first, Tableau supports date parsing with a function so after some research I applied the following formula but as you can see from the image it wasn’t parsing the 24 hour clock correctly. [btx_image image_id=”45013″ link=”/” position=”center”][/btx_image] A tweet and a…

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…