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Ate tonight at Dans le Noir in Farringdon. This is the view you get inside. Most of the staff are visually impaired and being in the dark makes you realise what a great job they do.

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A change of direction

Over the last two years, I’ve had the enormous pleasure of working with some of the finest Tableau, Alteryx and Business Intelligence minds in the country, not only my colleagues at The Information Lab, but at all of the clients we work with. Many of the leading figures in the worlds of Tableau are customers, championing not only what Tableau can do, but what it should (and should not) be doing, and how it’s helping them run their businesses.

I’ve also seen some very influential people decide to follow their dreams, particularly my sister who is now running … Continue Reading

London Coliseum

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The view from the alto balcony at #London #Coliseum with @ExCathedra and @brb Carmina Burana

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Boys at the #rugby #Worcester #Warriors

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Alteryx 101 for Excel Users

You have a data file. You need to manipulate some data in the file (changing or cleaning some data, adding or removing rows or columns). In Excel, this can take hours, if not days. How do you save yourself time by doing it in Alteryx? In this handy crib sheet, we’ve listed the most common manipulations and how you might approach them using Alteryx.

Alteryx is like a big flow chart, so if you can write down the steps or draw your process, then you’ll find building your workflow a lot easier.

You can also download this crib sheet for … Continue Reading

Show Me How: Circle Views

Continuing our series on “Show Me How” charts, this blog post is looking at the Circle View. These are interesting charts and are often lead on to other report.

Simple Circle View

A simple Circle View

What we have is a representation of all of our data points plotted against one axis, which allows us to see the spread. In the image above, I’m able to compare my Profit by customer, and I have added an additional dimension on Columns so that I can see this for each State.

The critical … Continue Reading

It’s a bit weird being back at @unibirmingham for work…

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