Category Archives: Community Projects

How to create a dynamic candlestick chart in Tableau | #WorkoutWednesday | 2019 | 13

We’ve made it through 12 weeks of #WorkoutWednesday2019 and we’ve yet to have a challenge that the overwhelming majority of the community has agreed was very difficult. And then, enter stage right, Luke Stanke with a candlestick challenge for week 13. He even said it in challenge intro, “This is very difficult.” And he even

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How to paginate data in Tableau | #WorkoutWednesday | 2019 | 09

It’s always fun to bend Tableau into doing things it’s not really intended to do. One of the things that makes Tableau different then other more traditional reporting tools is it doesn’t natively support pagination of data. I say natively because as we’re about find out, there are ways of doing creating a “pages” user

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How to create a Pareto chart in Tableau | #WorkoutWednesday | 2019 | 08

The Pareto principle was developed by the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto when, in 1906, noticed that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population. And thus, the 80/20 rule was born and business leaders have been stuck on it ever since 🙂 The Pareto chart is based on the principle

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How to pivot rows to columns in Tableau Prep | #PreppinData | 2019 | 02

So it looks like Carl Allchin and Jonathan Allenby‘s little Tableau Prep project had a great first week! The solutions to #PreppinData Week 1 are available here: https://t.co/2oSmskhgxl We loved the feedback and alternate solutions found (along with some visualisations too). The new challenge will be posted tomorrow! Thanks to those that filled in the

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How to create a radar chart in Tableau | #WorkoutWednesday | 2019 | 07

This is a fun one. I like it when the #WorkoutWednesday add a little whimsy into their challenges and that’s just what Lorna did with her’s this week. Since her challenge came during the week of Valentines Day, she resurrected an old #MakeoverMonday dataset about valentines day spending and challenged us to make a radar

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Rural Hospitals are closing… | #ProjectHealthViz | 2019 | 02

Back in late December I was starting to look ahead to 2019 and thinking about what I wanted to accomplish. Among other things, I wanted to participate more in Lindsey Betzendahl‘s awesome dataviz project, #ProjectHealthViz And while I’m already one month behind, I really wanted to make sure that I completed something for this month’s

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How to aggregate multiple columns in Tableau Prep | #PreppinData | 2019 | 01

Well hello there! Whether you’ve read my blog before or you’re here for the first time – Welcome to the first edition of a new weekly challenge, #PreppinData, spearheaded by Carl Allchin, “The Other” head coach at the The Information Lab Data School, and Jonathan Allenby, consultant at The Information Lab. In the same vain

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How to make a tree plot in Tableau | #WorkoutWednesday | 2019 |6

#WorkoutWednesday2019 week 6 is here | don't get fooled by the pretty trees, this chart can easily be re-purposed for a business setting and includes a few little formatting tricks for good measure | blog: https://t.co/5slLIhIukT | full viz: https://t.co/ueS0wPAOEC pic.twitter.com/8RfwrAKx1s — Ann Jackson (@AnnUJackson) February 6, 2019 Well this looks fun and new! TREES?!

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