Off and Racing

We’re off and Racing…..

Hello All, Have been doing some more data scraping (using import.io) of Horse Racing information lately, including now using Alteryx to cleanse, parse and join the data on it’s way to Tableau. I now have my process down to a 10 minutes to extract all of the days’ racing, and all of the career stats…

quantifying myself viz

Quantifying my Self in a Viz

Hello All, I found out about the Tableau Quantified Self Viz Contest a bit late in the day, and in a scenario eerily reminiscent to my uni days, started working on it the day before it was due, and stayed up late at night putting on the finishing touches. I’m betting I’m up against some pretty talented individuals…

michael clarke one page

Howzat for a Viz? : Publishing your Passion

Even though I had been using Tableau since early 2011, all of my creations had pretty much been for the company that I worked for – using corporate data.   I knew about tableau public, and had checked out plenty of viz’s of the day, but didn’t really have anything really interesting to publish that was not…

Sydney User Group Youtube version

More or Less or The Same?

If you are looking to provide added value when presenting someone with a set of numbers, it is very important to provide some context.  Is that a good number or a bad number?  Is that above or below target?  Or, quite often the most important context is how is that number trending over time: i.e. is…

starstable analysis pic

Data Scraping To Give Us the Inside Running

I’ve recently had a bash at data scraping and crawling  – which is a mysterious black art with the objective of hoovering up information from public websites – so some analytics can be performed – of course using Tableau . I was guided in my first scraping adventure by this tableau public blog  – which pointed me in…