In this brief story, I offer to you an insight that took me a long time and a lot of practice to uncover. I think this insight in one of the secrets of why Tableau has become so popular with so many people.
After a bit of cooperation between friends, I decided to continue the Power BI analysis. We want to document how Power BI stacks-up against the Alteryx + Tableau combination that is so successful at producing great data comprehension and visualizations. This series should be interesting over the next few months as we try to document what it is like to learn Power BI when you are a Power Alteryx and Tableau users.
I have a dream that could be brought to fruition by Microsoft. If you want to know what it is, read the article.
In this article, I compare two working methods for people doing data analytics. I explain the differences in the approaches and why I have switched my working methods from one to the other.
Four forms of transportation. A trip from hell. A total cost of over $60 bucks when it normally costs about $20 and it took 4 hours longer than usual. Be prepared to learn a few things about the next big things in public transporation.
I love the music of the late/great Harry Chapin. I promised myself way back in the late 1970’s that I would not become the father in the song “Cats in the Cradle”. I appreciate every day I have, and every once in a while I have to remind myself of the beauty, love and inspiration that surrounds me. This is one of those stories.
Working on charitable endeavors has its advantages. Sometimes you get to work with data that is so unexpectedly beautiful that it takes your breath away. This happened to me the other day, so I thought I’d share a new Tableau 10 feature called custom regions to show how powerful this feature can be.
Some articles form quickly, some take a long time to gel. Twenty, thirty, forty drafts of this one have not been enough.
I don’t know how I can possibly explain to people who might be interested in learning how to become better workers with data, but I have tried to do it with this writing. I have tried to explain what has taken me 30 years to realize.
This work is borderline philosophical but it is based in experience and backed by my observations on what works and what does not work when it comes to achieving better data comprehension.