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Visualising NBA shot charts in Tableau

In my last post I produced some NBA shot charts in R using data scraped from stats.nba.com and ggplot2. This time I extracted all shot location data available for 490 players and linked it to a Tableau dashboard. 523 more words


How to Visualise Apple Health Data


This has been a personal bugbear for me, Apple Health data. Anybody with an iPhone (or Apple Watch) may have gone through something similar – you know the data is there, it sits there looking terrible on the Apple Health app, but you can’t really ask questions of that data or seek any meaningful insight. 774 more words


The Importance of Granularity (…to Blend or not to Blend?)

The ‘Granularity’ (or ‘Grain’) of the data is the most important thing I consider for any data analysis. When I get a new data-set, my first question… 1,576 more words

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College Students on Ashley Madison

“Grace” was in a religion class when she opened up her e-mail and found out that someone had pranked her by making her an account on Ashley Madison, the infidelity-themed web site. 848 more words


Tableau software is now free for eligible non-profit organisations and educators

Heart-warming news for non-profits who want to save the world via data analysis from Tableau via PRNewsWire:

Tableau Foundation, part of Tableau Software’s (NYSE: DATA) corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, announced today that it will offer free licenses of Tableau Desktop to nonprofit organizations…

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How to map geographies in Tableau that are not built in to the product (e.g. UK postcodes, sales areas)

Tableau has a nice ability to create point (“symbol”) or polygon (“filled”) maps to visualise spatial data on. However, in order to do this, it of course needs to understand where each point you wish to plot is in the real world. 1,623 more words

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