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Makeover Monday entry: The Presidential Race

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VIZ OF THE DAY: 18th October 2016 This week I had a go at the weekly challenge set as part of the makeover Monday community. Had lots of fun doing this, it started as a line chart then ended up as total overuse of reference lines. That said I sort think it works. The data came from Daily Kos and thanks to the…

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…

Tableau Hexbin Tutorial (with hexbin shape pack)

Hexbins in Tableau allow you to group together neighboring data points on a 2 dimensional plane. In practice it’s similar to binning in Tableau but this time you’re factoring in 2 measures rather than just one. The value of doing this in visualization is that with data sets where you have many data points binning allows you to focus in on the…

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…

Barcelona Marathon 2016 Route Scout

On Sunday, I’m running the Barcelona Marathon, it’s my 7th race of this distance and the second time on the course. A couple of weeks back I started thinking back to my previous experience to try and recall the route and most of my recollection was mostly anecdotal and of course I only have photos of the start and the finish line, probably the…