Tableau Distribution: Heatmaps, Histograms, Ranges

Distribution in Tableau In the business world, you’ll hear averages get referenced all the time. “What’s the average number of admissions per day?” or “What’s the average profit per month?” or “How are we trending compared to our average?” Those are all fine – even vital – things to know. But they obscure insights hidden in the data. It assumes that everyone behaves just like the norm. And often the

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How to Be a Better Data Analyst? One Rule You Need to Succeed

A lot of people have asked me how to be a better data analyst. I can give lengthy answers on what to study and learn about how to become a better data analyst. But, I always opt to share the same short answer. I start by telling them the one rule a data analyst must follow to succeed and be better, in general. What Analytics Is and Is Not? Today, I

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Fail-proof Data Analytics Project Plan to Help You Start

To plan your first data analytics project plan, it is best to have a blueprint or guide. A good blueprint will help you see the big picture. It will keep you on track. Moreover, you will always know what to do next. Data Analytics Project Plan Since a data analytics project plan is by nature complex and time consuming, a blueprint is highly recommended. You need one if you are

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5 Reasons Tableau Embedded Analytics Dashboards Fail and How to Avoid It

I had a good friend call me up with a problem he was having at work related to Tableau Embedded Analytics. Today, let’s understand what is embedded analytics in Tableau through this story. My friend had been hired to create a new, analytical product for his company. It is a project that requires Tableau Embedded Analytics skills. He needed to embed analytics into informational dashboards for clients. This would be

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Statistics Done Wrong—A Woeful Podcast Episode

Beginning: Statistics are misused and abused, sometimes even unintentionally, in both scientific and business settings. Alex Reinhart, author of the book “Statistics Done Wrong: The Woefully Complete Guide” talks about the most common errors people make when trying to figure things out using statistics, and what happens as a result. He shares practical insights into how both scientists and business analysts can make sure their statistical tests have high enough power,

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Best AI and ML Applications of the Past Two Weeks—June 28, 2018

Gentler on the eye One of the most popular AI/ML news stories in the past two week was Nvidia’s use of deep learning to turn regular videos into slow-motion videos. Slowing down a video that wasn’t initially filmed as a slow-motion video creates a choppy and hard-to-watch sequence. With this new application, though, the system is able to predict what missing frames would look like between two existing frames and then

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