Once Liam discovered the world of Tableau and data analysis he never looked back. Frustrated with laborious CVs and cover letters, he was suggested to spend some of his summer applying for the Data School. After being impressed with how quickly the software allowed him to gain insight and being blown away by the beautiful visualizations created by previous applicants, Liam dove in headfirst and started devoting hours a day to learning the basics of Tableau.
Liam studied Chemical Engineering at The University of Manchester and prior to joining the Data School, Liam spent 6 months working at the homeless charity Emmaus. During his studies Liam quickly realised that working in a chemical plant wasn’t for him since he found greater interest in optimizing spreadsheets than designing a reactor.
Liam believes that everyone has the right to make smart business decisions and is looking forward to teaching people how they can make the most out of their data. In his spare time Liam loves to cook, play tennis and do yoga.
It really annoys me in Tableau when one of two things happen The table you make doesn't label what the measures are (see below) 2. Using a chart title doesn't centre the description to the axis (also see below) There are two neat tricks to alleviate both of these...
An brief (and simple) explanation of what a violin plot is and how to make it in Tableau
Use Tableau to create a Pareto chart
In this tutorial we will learn how to build a bullet chart.
In order to quickly breakdown the profit across a region, we can use the hierarchy feature in Tableau to drill down and increase the granularity.