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?

Large-scale solar is finally beginning to gain traction in Australia according to the most recently published Australian Government energy statistics. While there is an approximate one year lag in the release of the stats, they provide a useful yearly benchmark...

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...

Data literacy in schools

Data Literacy with Tableau It was data literacy meets biosecurity at the recent launch of The Bees with Backpacks program at the Ballarat Tech School.  The Bees with Backpacks program is an educational extension of the CSIRO's Global Initiative for Honey bee...

Australian Electricity Generation

I recently came across Australia's electricity generation data and was curious to find out if there were any major shifts in the balance between renewables and non-renewables.  While the Australian Energy Update provides a solid summary, a Tableau Viz provides...

To ask the right question

An excellent article from the ABC highlights our current challenges in interpreting and asking the right questions of data.  In short, three VFL games were used to trial new rules with a view to reduce player congestion and increase scoring.  The...