RSS Tableau

  • Introducing Tableau Mobile for the VMware Workspace ONE platform (iOS)
    Today, we are pleased to release the Tableau Mobile app for Workspace ONE. With the release of this app (iOS only), on the platform powered by AirWatch technology, we are empowering IT administrators to secure enterprise data at all times, while users visualize, analyze, and leverage data at scale from their mobile devices. VMware Workspace […]
  • 3 ways retailers are winning with artificial intelligence
    In this post, we’re taking a closer look at artificial intelligence, one of the retail trends that’s highlighted in our latest publication, Top 5 Trends for 2019 Retail Analytics. Technology integration remains a top trend for retailers in 2019, and for many, that means deploying artificial intelligence (AI) applications. From start-ups to big box operations, […]
  • Help build Tableau. Join the Tableau Developer Program!
    Do you want to be the first to see the latest features being built? Are you interested in shaping future releases of Tableau? These perks, including unique access to the Tableau Engineering team, are a part of the brand-new Tableau Developer Program. We are looking for the best and brightest of the community to be […]
  • Tableau Conference Europe customer speaker applications are now open
    In June 2019, Tableau Conference Europe heads to Berlin for an action-packed week of all things Tableau. If you’ve ever dreamed of sharing your Tableau story with thousands of like-minded data enthusiasts, we encourage you to apply to be a customer speaker. Customer speakers are a huge part of what makes TC Europe such a […]
  • Creating FiveThirtyEight's election prediction chart in Tableau
    This article was originally published on Ken Flerlage's website. Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight site always has great visuals and the November US mid-term elections was no exception. As I was catching up on their pre-election projections, one chart in particular caught my eye. The chart shows the chances of different outcomes of the election, based on […]
  • 3 resolutions for finance leaders in 2019
    The closing of the previous fiscal year and the start a new one means establishing finance resolutions to take advantage of your organization’s digital transformation efforts. As technology continues to rapidly evolve your company and the finance function, CFOs are faced with integrating these technologies powered by advanced analytics, in order to run a truly […]
  • New in Tableau Prep: Pivot rows to columns and add descriptions to any change
    Happy new year from the Tableau Prep team! After nine releases in 2018, we are kicking off 2019 with new features requested by the Tableau community. In the January release of Tableau Prep (2019.1.1), you can now pivot your rows to columns (sometimes called unpivot). With over 100 votes, this is one of the highest […]
  • Addressing the opioid epidemic with actionable visual analytics
    The Western world is in the throes of an unprecedented opioid epidemic. In the US alone, more than 2 million Americans are either addicted or abusing prescription pain pills and similar drugs. In the US in 2016-17, there were more than 63,600 overdose deaths, including 42,249 that involved an opioid (66.4%)—an average of 115 opioid […]
  • Climate and socioeconomic data are merged in new interactive tool for cities
    Cities want to protect people and property from the impacts of climate change, but usually don't have the capacity to wade through reams of demographic, economic, and climate data required to plan for the long-term. At Headwaters Economics, we are committed to helping cities advance climate adaptation. A nonpartisan research organization, we provide socioeconomic data […]
  • Scaffold data with Tableau Prep to fill gaps in your data set
    Have you ever worked with a data set that has critical gaps, keeping you from seeing a comprehensive view of your data when you bring it into Tableau? As a Product Consultant at Tableau, I have the privilege of working with organizations big and small to solve tricky analytics problems. One of the most common […]

RSS Promatix BI

  • Pimp your Tableau Control Charts 17th January 2019
    If you are here it is because you either already know how to create a Control Chart in Tableau or have followed from my previous blog on that subject and now want to find out how to take your Control Chart to the next level.   In this post I will show you how to use […]
    Chris Dickson
  • Process Control Charts in Tableau 10th January 2019
    One of the major subsets of analysis (or drivers for analysis) is "Is this normal behaviour?", and one of the most common chart types to address this question is the Control Chart. In short it plots a measure over time and compares this to an upper and lower "Control Limit" giving you confidence that a […]
    Chris Dickson
  • Promatix | Tableau Web Data Connectors 17th October 2018
    A few months ago, I had an attempt at developing a Tableau Web Data Connector (WDC). A Tableau WDC is a way of connecting to a web data source if there is no existing connection available in Tableau. Tableau provides documentation for their WDC which has all the download instructions and tutorials with an example […]
  • Promatix | Week 11 – Having a Blast! 17th July 2018
    After the rigours of passing my Tableau Qualified Associate exam (read last week's blog post here), this week I got to get back to playing with data and learning again. This week I have really enjoyed the topic of Makeover Monday data; VOLCANOES! I felt like I was back at school doing a science research project […]
  • Promatix | Week 10 - The sky’s the limit! 11th July 2018
    I am officially a Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate! The exams were on the first day of the European Tableau Conference, I was booked onto the 3pm slot, this allowed me to use the morning to go over the practice questions and to calm my nerves. If you want to read more about how I prepared […]
  • Promatix | Week 9 – Small Bump in the Road 3rd July 2018
    This week was mostly about practising for the exam next week, the closer it gets the more nervous I am. Read more about my preparation from Week 8 here. I attempted the practice questions last week which was easy enough but this week I had some questions from Merel from when she did her exam.
  • Promatix | Week 8 – Time to hit the books 26th June 2018
    Makeover Monday this week was about the US Influenza Surveillance Report which tracks the number of patients visiting participating healthcare providers with Influenza-like Illness (ILI) on a weekly basis. The original visualisation was a line graph showing the percentage of ILI patients for 2017-2018 and a selection of previous seasons (a year beginning in October). […]
  • Tableau Server Training - the "Dark Side" of the Tableau Force? 22nd June 2018
    So far we have talked all about Tableau Desktop training courses and how they can help you get the most out of your data (read last week's post about becoming a Tableau Jedi here). But often Tableau Server is forgotten. Having a properly configured, well maintained and performing Tableau Server can actually have a bigger […]
  • Promatix | Week 7 – Learning is best when put into practice. 19th June 2018
    I find that I am becoming more confident with my Vizzes in Tableau now; I managed to complete my Makeover Monday Viz on the Monday which was a big achievement for me. In previous weeks, I found that I was not confident in what I had produced, so I would continue to work on the […]
  • The missing piece of Tableau Learning to become a Tableau Jedi Master 15th June 2018
    Your formal Tableau Desktop training is complete, (if you missed last week's post about the final Tableau Desktop training course, read it here) but what next? How do you become a true Tableau Jedi? There are a few critical skills that you need to master. In this blog post we will go into detail about […]

RSS The Information Lab

  • How to use TabCMD & the Tableau Server REST API when using SAML authentication 22nd January 2019
    This is just a quick blog post from me on a common question that I tend to come across fairly often. When you have configured SAML authentication on your Tableau Server, you essentially hand off the authentication part of a user login to a third-party system, typically referred to as... The post How to use […]
    Jonathan MacDonald
  • Installing R Packages, both on Alteryx Designer and on an Alteryx Server 17th January 2019
    There’s a few resources out there which describe different ways of installing R libraries to your computer. I’m adding another, and this is the method that I suggest to our clients to use, but first an important note, you will need Admin rights to use this technique. Installing for Alteryx... The post Installing R Packages, […]
    Ben Moss
  • Sentiment analysis in Alteryx – The text edition 9th January 2019
    Before Christmas I ran a Sentiment Analysis 3 ways webinar (see the post here) and I promised to create a text version of the post for reference. That is what I’m doing here. Before I get into the how to do sentiment analysis. I want to refresh our memories as... The post Sentiment analysis in […]
    Paul Houghton
  • Isochrones (or driving time analysis) macro for Alteryx 7th January 2019
    Drivetime or isochrone analysis macro in Alteryx using the open source website of Open Route Service. The post Isochrones (or driving time analysis) macro for Alteryx appeared first on The Information Lab.
    Pablo Saenz de Tejada
  • Sentiment Analysis 3 ways in Alteryx 21st December 2018
    I recently ran a webinar for the Information Lab’s Let’s Talk Data meetup group. I will put together a full-text rundown of the process later, but I wanted a quick highlight of the topic first. In the webinar (and the recorded video) I covered off 3 different methods to implement a... The post Sentiment Analysis 3 […]
    Paul Houghton
  • Project Griffon: Auditing Tableau Server Content 20th December 2018
    With Project Griffon, we want to share examples and started with you – the Tableau Community. The objective here is to share tools which use what you have in front of you to help explain more about what’s going on. Please be sure to read the introduction to Project Griffon,... The post Project Griffon: Auditing […]
    Ravi Mistry
  • How to recover a broken Tableau Server with no backup (2018.2+ Edition) 18th December 2018
    This is an update to a previous post I wrote, which described how to recover your data from a broken Tableau Server if you don’t have a backup to hand. Please refer to my previous post if you are running Tableau Server version 2018.1 or earlier. If you are running... The post How to recover […]
    Jonathan MacDonald
  • Project Griffon: Workbook Access Frequency 11th December 2018
    With Project Griffon, we want to share examples and started with you – the Tableau Community. The objective here is to share tools which use what you have in front of you to help explain more about what’s going on. Please be sure to read the introduction to Project Griffon,... The post Project Griffon: Workbook […]
    Ravi Mistry
  • Drivetime analysis in Tableau using R 10th December 2018
    During our recent back to school week, my cohort was given mini-projects related to Tableau and Alteryx. One of those projects was to create use cases with either the R or Python integration within Tableau. *For information on how to set up R integration in Tableau read this guide – The post Drivetime analysis in […]
    Jamie Gough
  • Project Griffon: Datasources & Connections Audit 20th November 2018
    With Project Griffon, we want to share examples and started with you – the Tableau Community. The objective here is to share tools which use what you have in front of you to help explain more about what’s going on. Please be sure to read the introduction to Project Griffon,... The post Project Griffon: Datasources […]
    Ravi Mistry