Readers: Today, I attended a presentation, at the State Capitol, which was hosted by Tableau and Grant Thornton. Grant Thornton is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Round-Table Discussion The notes below are my notes from the round-table discussion today […]

Readers: In Part 3, and our final part of this series on Improving Performance with Data Extracts, we will aggregate a Tableau data extract to the Month level, and review how you can unpackage a .TWBX file. If you have not read Part 2 of this series, you can do so by clicking here. If you have […]

Readers: In Part 2 of this series on Improving Performance with Data Extracts, we will connect to the SQL Server AdventureWorks database, hide unused data source fields, and aggregate data for the visible dimensions. If you have not read Part 1 of this series, you can do so by clicking here. Again, I hope you […]

Happy Halloween! I hope you get lots of candy! Michael

Source: Benjamin Bach, Nathalie Henry Riche, Sheelagh Carpendale and Hanspeter Pfister, The Emerging Genre of Data Comics, IEEE Computer Society, May/June 2017, http://www.aviz.fr/~bbach/datacomics/Bach2017datacomics.pdf.  

Readers: David McCandless and the great folks at Information is Beautiful have created another great interactive infographic. Their new interactive infographic, Mavericks & Heretics, visualizes the maverick scientists who heretical ideas were proven correct…eventually. Some were even beaten or killed for proposing these ideas and thoughts to open society. In this troubling times of “Fake […]

Readers: This was something I saw in kdnuggets.com. It is from Dr. Michael L. Brodie (CSAIL, MIT) and was originally published in June 2014. Dr. Brodie discusses the first law of data science, the role of data curation in Big Data analysis, and Thomas Piketty economic theories. This excerpt is from the forthcoming article by […]