Australian Electricity Generation Statistics

The Electricity Generation in Australia Dashboard is one of the first public data dashboards developed by Perceptive Data and is updated yearly as new data releases become available.  This year's update (2019 electricity data) continues to show the proportional...

Tableau – Customising the Y-axis on a Line Chart

Periodically in Tableau, the 'edit axis' option doesn't provide the level of control required to communicate the trend of your line chart. When we 'include zero' on the chart, we end up with too much white space under our chart, making the trend hard to conceptualise....

Melbourne Tableau User Group

It was a privilege to present to the Melbourne Tableau User Group on aspects of data literacy at our recent online meetup on September the 30th.  Tableau User Groups are a great way to connect with other members of the data community, particularly those who are...

Race Explorer – Race Timing and Race Results Service

RACE EXPLORER, it's our exciting new Race Results service for race directors, race timers and event companies. It's a tailored service, transforming race results from traditional (and slightly boring) static lists into dynamic dashboards where the race community can...

Coffee calculator

I stumbled across this brilliant data visualisation by Kinsey Miller while browsing the Tableau Public gallery. Given many of us are heading back to work for the new year, this Coffee Calculator data visualisation might come in handy (obviously so we can maximise our...

Timed event analytics

UPDATE: Perceptive Data have launched RACE EXPLORER as a new service for all timed sporting events.  See more at https://raceexplorer.com The sport event analytics idea came to me some time ago while searching through pages of competitor lists to find both friends and...

Small Data Projects

"Small Data", it's often overlooked in preference to its Big Data counterpart…but it’s possible to overcomplicate data analytic projects and walk past the low hanging fruit. Small Data doesn't require the collection of masses of data, storage in clusters of databases...

Emergence of large-scale solar?

Note: The Electricity Generation in Australia dashboard has been updated since this article and can be found here: https://perceptivedata.com.au/australian-electricity-generation-statistics/   Large-scale solar is finally beginning to gain traction in Australia...

Embedding Tableau Dashboards in WordPress

Ok, I've finally nailed this, I think. Embedding Tableau dashboards within a responsive web page that is. Here's a video overview, or keep reading below for an explanation of the process. https://youtu.be/LVmpQ2c0fmg Previously when embedding Tableau within my posts...

Tableau word clouds – quick and effective

Tableau word clouds in action So what are the most popular dog names in Ballarat, Victoria? Fido? Rex? Or are these flashes from the past? An effective way of showing popularity in names (or any text) is to create a word cloud. A Tableau word cloud is quite easy to...