What wine do you have in your wine fridge?

During Easter I went back home and my dad asked me to create him an “app” similar to mine about my wine fridge. I asked him to collect some relevant data for him and he wrote me on paper the following information: wine year producer country region number of bottles I turned this into a… Continue reading What wine do you have in your wine fridge?

Connect2Help – Makeover

The first client project I worked on at the Data School last year – it was the 3rd week of work – was for a non-profit organization, Connect2Help, that facilitates connections between people who need human services and those who provide them. My colleague Ravi helped them recently with a follow up project and then he involved us asking… Continue reading Connect2Help – Makeover

Power to the user – Parameters part 4 – Top N and Sorting by

Welcome back to the “Power to the user” series of posts about parameters in Tableau. In this blog post I will write about dynamic “top n” and dynamic sorting with parameters. [If you missed the previous blog posts, click here for the first one of the serie, here to read about what if analysis and here to… Continue reading Power to the user – Parameters part 4 – Top N and Sorting by

A Rank Challenge in Tableau

This blog is about one of the challenges I faced at work when I was dealing with the calculation of a rank in Tableau. Basically I wanted to show on a map the ranking of country regions both within a country and across all countries and keep to show these values even when filtering on a… Continue reading A Rank Challenge in Tableau

Power to the user – Parameters part 3 – Dynamic dimensions and measures

Here we are for the “Power to the user” series of posts about parameters in Tableau. In this blog post I will write about dynamic dimensions and measures and how to create them with parameters. [If you missed the other posts, click here for the first blog of the serie and here to read about… Continue reading Power to the user – Parameters part 3 – Dynamic dimensions and measures

Power to the user – Parameters part 2 – WHAT IF ANALYSIS

In my previous and first blog post about parameters I gave an introduction and an explanation about why parameters are useful and how we can use them, focusing on “threshold control”. Here the blog post about it. In this second part, I am going to write about “What if analysis” using parameters. But first, let’s give a… Continue reading Power to the user – Parameters part 2 – WHAT IF ANALYSIS

Power to the user – Parameters part 1

Parameters are a very powerful instrument to use in Tableau because they enable the user to set the view the way he or she actually prefers. I think parameters are a natural continuation for the series of blog posts about dashboard design: Some tips about Dashboard design Dashboard design: where place what? The importance of formatting and cleaning a dashboard… Continue reading Power to the user – Parameters part 1