August 24, 2016

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How Sorting of Incoming Data Can Confuse Tableau (and You!)

When you present your data to Tableau, it is possible to fool the data interpreter. When this happens to you, you can become frustrated. To learn how to understand and then resolve the problem, just read this article.

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August 22, 2016

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How To Effectively Use Tableau 10 Highlighting In Big Data Sets

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Tableau 10 highlighting can be very useful for big data sets. In this example, I show how highlighting quickly reveals differences in consumer behavior by state. Some of the behavioral difference are caused by the geographical settings the consumers live within.

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August 19, 2016

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How Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton Helped Me Determine My Physical Limits

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Sometimes my blog is simply my diary. This is one of those articles. This article has nothing to do with Tableau and Alteryx.

I don’t expect anyone to read this because I am writing it for my little dude, Jett!

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August 17, 2016

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Proof of Why Alteryx Is Great Software

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This is 3danim8 article #200. It took 2 years for me to write the previous 100 articles on the usage of Alteryx plus Tableau. The next 100 articles will go into a deeper exploration of the power of these two tremendous tools to achieve great things.

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August 9, 2016

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How to Use and Better Understand Alteryx Batch Macros

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This article was written in one day in March, 2015, and then forgotten for 1.5 years. Today I revived and revised the manuscript to get this thing out into the blogosphere. One day, I predict, someone will thank me for writing this one.

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August 5, 2016

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How To Use and Have Fun With Baby Name Data

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This story goes back to the 1970’s, the 1990’s, and the 2010’s. It contains references to the famous John Travolta and naming popularity. It is a cool story, at least I think so.

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August 4, 2016

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Text Analytics Improved With Tableau Clustering

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In Part 2 of my blogging experimental analysis, I use Alteryx coupled with Tableau 10 clustering to perform some text analytics. This work answers a single question related to how certain words can improve blog readership rates.

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August 1, 2016

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A Car Chase, A Near Miss and a @RichRoll Podcast

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Today I got to experience pure chaos while on the road. This is the type of story that we all believe will not happen to us.

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July 26, 2016

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Tableau Visualizes Jett’s Grossery Gang Collection

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The Grossery Gang is a toy collection that was released this month (July 2016). My 4-yr old son, Jett, is totally mesmerized with this collection. This story is the beginning of our journey with Tableau and the Grossery Gang.

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July 21, 2016

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I Try to Inspire Because I Have Been Inspired By Alteryx

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I have had two unexpected infatuations in the past decade. Not with women, but with software companies?!? How crazy is that? As I continue my blogging mission to help myself and others, I was rewarded today in a way I never expected. This article explains what I mean.

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