My Fifty Most Recent #Tableau Articles


My 50 Most Recent Tableau Articles


  1. A Short #Tableau Data Story – #3 (Circa 1996) - Determining how to characterize vehicle performance has been a life-long passion of mine, even if I didn't realize it until the second half of my working career. I have multiple examples of long-lasting data collection activities that point me in a certain direction. You must read the story to find out what that is.
  2. My Fifty Most Recent #Tableau Articles - This article will always have my 50 most recent Tableau articles. It uses a Wordpress technique known as shortcodes to produce a list of articles. I have been wanting a capability like this for a long time!
  3. Proof of How Tableau Has Transformed Careers - It is unquestionable that Tableau has impacted many people. In fact, there are hundreds, if not thousands of people that have had career transformations because of Tableau. In this article, I give some cases of people that have been Tableau transformed.
  4. #MyTableauVoice - I really suck at making videos. That is all I have to say about that.
  5. Benchmark Results of the Tableau Hyper Data Engine - I revised a Tableau data engine benchmark study from 2013. I compared the new hyper data engine to the original Tableau data engine to see how much speed improvement was gained with the change.
  6. Tableau #HyPeR – Is High Performance Real, or is this just HyPeRbole? - Years fly by faster than I can believe. In this article, which is number 300 for me, I go back to the beginning of this blog to examine Tableau performance using the new hyper data engine. The results should be very interesting to see.
  7. Data Science: Why Data Comes Before Science - Doing data science work means a lot of different things to different people. Many techniques exist for accomplishing the tasks that are needed to solve data science problems. Getting the data right, however, is important in all projects and Alteryx allows us to accomplish that goal.
  8. How to Add Geographies to Lat/Long Data for Better #Tableau Mapping - This article shows how it is possible to add larger scale geographical information to your data when all you have are latitudes and longitudes.
  9. Sometimes #Tableau Just Lets Me Visualize Something I’m Wondering About - I've been watching billions of miles of driving accumulate this year. I wondered where it was happening. I wondered where the drivers were going on road trips and whether or not they were following the interstate system.
  10. Lessons Learned From a Decade of Using #Tableau - Ten years have passed and my Tableau passion has not subsided. How can this be, I wonder? How can Tableau continue to be such an important and profound part of my working life? To find the answers, I took a few minutes to think about what Tableau means to me and what I have learned over these 10 years. These are my insights and I believe them to be true.
  11. Techniques for Efficiently Handling Big Data in @Alteryx and @Tableau - When data comes flying at you at nearly the speed of light, you have to have fast processing capabilities for using the data to make effective decisions and predictions. In this article, I present some techniques I use to process large data sets in Alteryx and Tableau to be able to see the truth of what lies within the data.
  12. The Magic That Happens When It All Comes Together - I can call it many things, but when the right technologies are coupled with seemingly insurmountable challenges, greatness can happen. Over the past couple of months I have been able to achieve some remarkable insights by using Alteryx and Tableau on some really fun project work.
  13. Three Aces Talk About The 2017 @Alteryx Inspire Conference - Three Alteryx Aces spent some time together talking about their Inspire 2017 conference experiences. This article has a link to that dicussion.
  14. A Useful USA County Shapefile For #Tableau and #Alteryx - I constructed a USA county shapefile by blending two files together to create a more useful item for Tableau and Alteryx. You can download the source files and the final product, as well as a Tableau 10.4 file that holds the information.
  15. A Useful USA Zip Code Shapefile For #Tableau and #Alteryx - I constructed a zip code shapefile by blending two files together to create a more useful item for Tableau and Alteryx. You can download the source files and the final product, as well as a Tableau 10.4 file that holds the information.
  16. How To Do Trend Modeling In #Alteryx - This is the second of a three part series showing how Tableau, Alteryx and Power BI can be used to perform trend modeling of data. In this article, Alteryx is used to perform the work.
  17. How To Do Trend Modeling In #Tableau - This is the first of a three part series showing how Tableau, Alteryx and Power BI can be used to perform trend modeling of data. After these three demonstrations are complete, a competition using worldwide data will be completed to see which software platform performs the best on completing this type of work.
  18. Buckled Roads and Melting Permafrost in Bethel, Alaska - A climate skeptic recently wrote a snide article that sent me into action. This article is a rebuttal to his work and explains why roads can be buckling in Bethel, AK.
  19. My Work on Quora - It is very easy to get lost in time as you read questions and answers in the site called Quora. Over time, I find myself reading more content on this site because it has a uniqueness that I haven't found anywhere else.
  20. The Allure of Data Visualization Via #Tableau - I like to play with pictures by turning numbers into visualizations. It is a passion of mine and I am proud of it.
  21. How To Use Hadoop With #Tableau and #Alteryx - We recently made a discovery that allows us to use Alteryx and Tableau with the IBM BigInsights Hadoop platform. This article describes how that happens.
  22. The Big Book Of Dashboards is Big, But The Workshop Is Bad To The Bone! - The workshop that accompanies the Big Book of Dashboards is excellent. I had a great time during the inaugural course and I encourage anyone interested in this topic to attend a future workshop, if possible.
  23. Temperature Changes Over the Past 50 Years: A Visual Tour Country by Country - Three years have come down to this article. I now feel that I have a good grasp on the spatial and temporal changes in temperature over the past 50 years. I feel like I have now achieved one of my goals in doing this work.
  24. Global Climate Data Set 2 – Monthly and Decade Average Temperatures - In this article, I give links to monthly aggregated temperatures, as well as decade aggregated results. These files are much smaller than the daily data files and should be easier for most people to render in Tableau or their favorite graphics package.
  25. Global Climate Data Set 1 – Daily Temperatures - This is the first article of a series that will give download links to the processed global climate data sets I have developed. This article contains daily temperatures from monitoring stations around the world.
  26. My #Alteryx17 Climate Change Presentation - June 6, 2017 was a great day for me. I was able to discuss three years of work with a room full of people at the Alteryx 2017 Inspire Conference. It was dream come true.
  27. How To Achieve Better Data Comprehension, Part 3 - It has taken me eight months to finish this series on achieving data comprehension. This is the third and final installment that explains how I have learned to be a data exploiter. You will need to read the article to find out what that means.
  28. How I Use #Alteryx and #Tableau to Comprehend Climate Change - I presented this talk on May 4, 2017 in Austin, TX, at the Tableau customer summit. I want to say thanks to Brenda Akers for asking me to do this because it gave me a chance to share my work from the past few years.
  29. How To Perform Multi-Field Searching In #Tableau - There might be a time when you want to search for something in a dashboard, and this something might come from different fields. For example, you might want to search for someone based on their name OR their email address. A solution to this problem is shown in this article.
  30. A Short #Tableau Data Story – #2 (circa 1985) - This is my second short Tableau data story. The theme is motorcycles and being a data dork. You have to read the article for proof of why I believe I am a naturally born data dork.
  31. A Short #Tableau Data Story – #1 (circa 1986) - Now over 30 years ago, the summer of 1986 was a fun one for me. In this short story, I relate some climate data back to my life, with the focus being on July 31, 1986.
  32. Lessons Learned About #Tableau From The Excel Battlefield - Some stories do not need pictures. This is one of them. I don't often write them this way, but sometimes the truth must be told without accoutrements and embellishments.
  33. How #Tableau Helps Visualize Environmental Cleanup Data - Tableau was used to visualize about eight years of groundwater cleanup data. The total volume of groundwater that was remediated and the total mass of contaminants removed was visualized in Tableau dashboards.
  34. A Nightmare on Excel Street - One night after getting frustrated with helping my son complete some Excel homework, my dreaming brain made me watch a movie called "A Nightmare on Excel Street". You have to read the article to understand what that means.
  35. Using #Alteryx and #Tableau to Visualize and Understand Population Density - Sometimes real work leads to auxillary work that is needed for another purpose. That was the case in this article in which I took a deep dive into computing and visualizing population densities across the US. The results were fascinating and made a good case to share in this blog.
  36. How The VizPainter Blazes #Tableau Trails - The VizPainter has delivered another masterpiece. This trail-blazing Tableau master used a shape file that had a time series history of the United States to win the most recent Iron Viz Competition against some amazing Tableau artists.
  37. Test 6 of Tableau Vs Power BI: The Shapefile Showdown - This is test 6 of a series that compares Tableau to Power BI. The purpose of this test is to compare and contrast each program's ability to read and work with shapefiles.
  38. Do You Live In An Area Impacted By Global Warming? - This is a fun article. I created a Tableau dashboard that allows us to view 55 years of temperature data to see if global warming is impacting where we live. When you spend a little time using this tool, you will have a better appreciation of the variability of weather and the difficulty of concluding anything about global warming.
  39. A Descriptive and Predictive Study of North American Air Temperature Changes Using #Alteryx and #Tableau - In my continuing series of understanding air temperature changes over time, I go deep to develop predictive models of air temperature changes at over 3200 monitoring stations. Alteryx and Tableau simply were outstanding in allowing me to perform this work in a couple of nights.
  40. Tableau vs Power BI – Summary to Date - This is a summary article that contains links to the Tableau vs Power BI series I have been working on. I also include some impressions about using the software tools in real-world situations.
  41. How I Use #Tableau As A Search Engine - The vision formed 2 years ago. Many months of experimentation and testing went into completing the vision. You need to read the article to understand what I mean.
  42. Test 5 of Tableau Vs Power BI: Pure Computational Speed - This is test 5 of a series that compares Tableau to Power BI. The purpose of this test is to see which program has a faster computational engine.
  43. How #Alteryx And #Tableau Can Produce Word Clouds - It has taken me nearly 4 years and writing over 300,000 words to create a word cloud. The data processing behind this word cloud is pretty cool, too.
  44. How to Draw Simulated Topographic Contours in #Tableau - This article presents a couple of techniques for drawing contour lines in Tableau. These are not simply connected polylines, but rather are simulated topographic lines represented by a series of points extracted from the mathematical surfaces used to represent topography.
  45. Visualizing Warming and Cooling Patterns in North America, Compliments of #Alteryx and #Tableau - I take a detailed look at maximum air temperature changes over North America. I wanted to see what has happened over my lifetime, or over the past 5 decades. The results are very interesting, at least to me.
  46. Visualizing Observed Worldwide Air Temperature Changes - The more I work with this data set, the more I want to know about how our climate is changing. There are so many questions I have and in this article, I have been able to answer a few of them.
  47. Uncovering Surprising Global Temperature Changes Via #Alteryx and #Tableau - I had an idea about global climate changes that I wanted to investigate. When the analysis was finished, the results surprised me and have helped me begin to understand the air temperature changes that are occurring around the world.
  48. Using #Alteryx and #Tableau to Investigate Global Climate Change - I am on a quest to learn about global climate changes. I am using the power of Alteryx and Tableau to analyze various types of climactic data from around the world.
  49. #Alteryx + #Tableau = Creativity and Passion - This article is part 5 of the 3danim8 Blogging Experimental analysis, although I didn't intend it to be. It just happened. A good life can be made a great life if you understand the role of creativity in your life. In this article, I have come full-circle in understanding something that has eluded me for my whole lifetime. This something is called Big Magic.
  50. How I Use #Tableau LOD’s To Process Asynchronous Time Series Data - This is part 4 of 3danim8’s blogging experimental analysis. This article investigates how I use level of detail calculations to help me visualize three key measures that describe blog article readership performance.



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