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TableauTips: Mapping using Quantiles

Tableau Public has made March 2016 #TableauTipsMonth and I hope to contribute with a few tips I’ve learned and use often. Here’s the 1st one: Mapping using Quantiles We can colour maps easily in Tableau, but I’m not quite sure… Continue Reading →

Makeover Monday: Fairground Accidents

Hats off to Mr Cotgreave, letting everyone do a Makeover Monday of something you did 6 years ago is rather brave. The first thing I noticed with Andy’s original viz was the lack of context, there is no context or… Continue Reading →

Tableau Desktop Qualification

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while. At the end of the last year I sat (and passed) the Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate exam. Before I sat the exam I looked around for tips on studying and… Continue Reading →

#MakeoverMonday: Football’s Wage Gap

This week Makeover Monday took a bit more than usual. As soon as I saw it I thought of Bora’s post some time ago talking about custom shapes. Custom Shapes & Polygons by Boran Beran However as the data is… Continue Reading →

#MakeoverMonday: Bandwidth

Makeover Monday, turned into Makeover Sunday night. Business Insider are such a prolific bunch, they keep coming up with good content for Makeover Monday. There wasn’t a lot in this one apart from an odd “other”. I’m fine with the… Continue Reading →

Learning Kanji with Tableau

I love Japan, the Japanese culture, history and language! For the past 4 years I studied Japanese & Spanish at Birkbeck, University of London and graduated last November, something that I’m incredibly proud of. Though since my last classes in… Continue Reading →

#makeovermonday: Video games

Another week another #makeovermonday, this time an horrible infographic from Forbes, confusing as well. See for yourself: There has been some discussion about the data on twitter and Andy Cotgreave has written a blog post about it. Andy talks about this… Continue Reading →

#Makeovermonday: Police Violence

This week’s subject was a tough one, no matter how you look at it each data point a victim, a family destroyed and often repercussions in the community. I refuse to believe that the kids joining the police academy want… Continue Reading →

Community & so much more…

This was a good week and I thought I’d tell you why I’m so proud of finding such an amazing community of Tableau users. I’ve seen a few things happening that I thought were worth sharing and those in the… Continue Reading →

#Makeovermonday: Travel Agents

Another week another #makeovermonday, inspired by Chris Love latest blog post on simplicity I thought it would be good to keep it simple as well. Have you thought about the reason why nowadays there are so many specialized travel agents?… Continue Reading →

Tip: “My filter is not available.”

Today I learned something new. While swapping connections across sites one of my filters stopped working. When looking into it on the worksheet I couldn’t figure out why, and when showing the filter Tableau was telling me that the filter… Continue Reading →

Makeover Monday: Technology

For me Makeover Monday will always be – “do it Sunday evening because you don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of doing it on Monday” kind of thing. As such here’s my interpretation of this week’s Makeover Monday: The original… Continue Reading →

Makeover Monday: Steph Curry

There are so many initiatives in the Tableau community at the moment that’s hard to decide which ones to take part. This week I took part on #makeovermonday. This initiative is being spearheaded by Andy Kriebel and Andy Cotgreave and… Continue Reading →

Visualizing numbeo.com indices

From Wikipedia – “Numbeo is a crowd-sourced global database of reported consumer prices, perceived crime rates, quality of health care, other statistics.” Last week numbeo.com released 2016’s indices and I have over the years spent more hours on that site than… Continue Reading →

DATA CHAIN – December Challenge

I’ve joined a group of data visualisation enthusiasts who each month send postcards around the world. Have a read here data-chain. Well that was hard!!!! When I decided to join data-chain one thing I wanted to do was to improve my… Continue Reading →

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it… Continue Reading →

TalkingViz: Language matters! Bilingual analysis of early school leaving in EU.

This my second post in a series that looks at my Tableau Public visualizations so far. As you know, I love Tableau and what we the users can achieve in mere minutes, at the same time I like learning new… Continue Reading →

Talking viz: “NYC Guide”

In the next few entries I want to talk about the various visualizations I’ve done in my free time, the choices behind it and how they differ from each other. New York City guide was my first viz to earn… Continue Reading →

Tableau blogs worth following

I’m not trying to get you away from my page but, on the first post I promised a list of blogs worth following and during this week I put that list together, in hope to share it over on Feedly… Continue Reading →

Data? But I don’t have any data!

Shortly after publishing “the first one” I started to think about the experience of downloading Tableau and what to do next. I thought, watching the videos is cool and experimenting with the Superstore dataset is also good, but it can… Continue Reading →

The first one…

The first one… This post is the result of a conversation I had with my colleague David Sealey at work after I read one of his posts on linkedin. The first anything is always daunting, the first kiss, the first… Continue Reading →

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