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Refreshing Tableau Public Data

Aug 7, 2017 10:58:24 AM / by Tamsen Haught posted in Data Visualization, Data Analytics for Associations, Tableau

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Tableau Public is a free tool to share your visualizations with the world.  One question we often here is how do you refresh data for a Tableau Public visualization.  Tableau Public will do an automatic, nightly refresh data of Google Sheets data, no extra work on your side.   However, there is a bit of additional work required in order to automatically refresh your Google Sheets data.  In our example we are pulling data from a AWS Redshift database using Python version 3.6

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Power BI vs Tableau

Jun 13, 2017 1:53:38 PM / by Debbie King posted in Data Visualization, Power BI, Tableau

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I am often asked, “Which tool is better: Power BI or Tableau?”

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Creating a Dual Axis Chart in Tableau

Mar 8, 2017 9:47:29 AM / by Tamsen Haught posted in Tableau

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Dual Axes Definition

Dual axes are two independent axes that are layered on top of each other. According to Tableau, dual axes allow you to compare multiple measures. Dual axes are useful when you have two measures that have different scales.

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How to Add Tableau Information Icons

Feb 27, 2017 10:39:09 PM / by Jasmin Ritchie posted in Tableau

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Neuroscientists from MIT discovered that the human brain can process entire images seen in as little as 13 milliseconds. Data visualizations can instantly communicate complex information and ideas, but that doesn't mean dashboards don't require some explanation.

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Workbook Performance Recording – Tableau Server

Feb 13, 2017 7:59:06 PM / by Debbie King posted in Data Visualization, Tableau, Business Intelligence

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The first and most important rule about making workbooks more efficient is to understand that if it loads slowly in Desktop on your computer, then it will be slow on the server too once it is published. Desktop and server each have their own way to enable, record, and analyze performance. The focus here is on performance recording for workbooks published to Tableau Server.

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Tableau's R Integration

Jan 31, 2017 1:09:14 PM / by Tamsen Haught posted in R, Predictive Analytics, Tableau, Uncategorized

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Ever wondered how data scientists and data analysts use Tableau for predictive analytics? The ability to integrate R into Tableau is powerful functionality. For those familiar with using R, it can be tricky to get started. Here's how to get started with the R Integration.

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Top Posts of 2016

Jan 4, 2017 10:39:19 AM / by Debbie King posted in Predictive Analytics, Tableau

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We looked at our Google Analytics data to bring you our most popular blog posts from 2016 based on total hits. If you missed these popular posts, here's another chance to read them.

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Tableau Conference 2016 Highlights

Nov 30, 2016 3:28:07 PM / by Tamsen Haught posted in Tableau

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I had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Tableau Conference in Austin, TX. Every year at the conference, Tableau announces and demoes new functionality that will be released in upcoming builds. Here are some of the new, exciting features coming down the pipeline.

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Everything You Need to Know About Tableau 10

Aug 18, 2016 12:09:10 PM / by Tori Liu posted in Data Visualization, Tableau

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This week, Tableau released Tableau 10 - the latest version of their business intelligence software. Here's everything you need to know about Tableau 10.

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Demystify Tableau Permissions and Roles

Aug 1, 2016 6:54:39 AM / by Debbie King posted in Tableau

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Ever get stuck trying to grant a Tableau user or group permissions to a project, workbook or data source and find yourself going in circles?  In this post, we'll cover definitions, how different permissions interact with each other, and best practices, so you can configure your environment optimally and set permissions like a champ. If you want to take a step back and access users/groups, check here.

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