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Eugene O'Loughlin
Works at National College of Ireland
Attended Carnew National School
Lives in Blackrock, Co. Dublin
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Lecturer in Computing
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  • National College of Ireland
    Lecturer in Computing, present
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Blackrock, Co. Dublin
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Dún Laoghaire - Ballingate, Carnew, Co. Wicklow
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Lecturer, Dad, Biker, Choirboy, Blogger, YouTube Partner, and Ranter.
Education
  • Carnew National School
    Primary, 1963 - 1971
  • Scoil na nÓg, Trabolgan, Co Cork
    Primary, 1971 - 1972
  • Cistercian College, Roscrea
    Secondary, 1972 - 1977
  • FCJ Convent, Bunclody
    Secondary, 1977 - 1978
  • Trinity College, Dublin
    B.A. (Mod), 1978 - 1983
  • Trinity College, Dublin
    PhD, 1983 - 1987
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How To... Create a Basic Bar Chart in Tableau
My second Tableau video is about creating a simple Bar Chart. I don't expect that many people will use Tableau just to do this as most will already know how to do it in Excel, but it is a good way to check if you are on the right track in Tableau. It is als...
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My fisrt "How To..." video for Tableau Software - check it out:
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How To... Calculate the Percentage of a Number in Excel 2013
I've always been confused when calculating percentages. If I want to determine what is 15% of 456, I have to always check if I am using the right method to calculate. Sometimes I have to do a simple calculation first - eg, use a formula to calculate what is...
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First Metered Water Bill #IrishWater
Yesterday I wrote about Irish Water and the work of Geoffrey Drage on statistics, and coincidentally today I got my first metered water bill. This is just the second bill I've received from Irish Water - the first was a fixed reading with a cap €64.82.  I'm...
Yesterday I wrote about Irish Water and the work of Geoffrey Drage on statistics, and coincidentally today I got my first metered water bill. This is just the second bill I've received from Irish Water - the first was a fixed...
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"How To... Add Music to a PowerPoint 2013 Presentation" - new @YouTube video
In an effort to boost video views on my YouTube channel I have looked back at some of my popular videos in PowerPoint and Excel versions 2010, with the aim to update them for version 2013.  While writing this post, my "How To... Add Music to a PowerPoint 20...
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Do you really need a degree to enroll on a postgraduate course?
One of the (many) non-teaching duties I have to do is to review applications for courses - it is as a Course Director that I have to do this, not as a Lecturer. I am Course Director for an NFQ level 8 Higher Diploma. There are set criteria for applicants, t...
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My First "How To..." @YouTube Video using @tableau Software #FilledMap
Later in this upcoming semester I will be using Tableau Software for the first time in my Statistics classes. I normally run a lab session on visualizing data: first I used Excel, last year I added SPSS, and this year I will add Tableau to the lab. Tableau ...
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Flipped Classroom - "professional suicide" for Lecturers (via @jhrees)
Writing in The Kernel on 23rd August last, Jonathan Rees asks many questions about one of the latest trends in third-level education - his article is entitled: The ‘flipped classroom’ is professional suicide * . Clearly no fan of this trend, Rees wonders ab...
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New video: Ever get confused when calculating the % of a number? What is 55.5% of 123.45? Do you multiply or divide by 100?
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Have We Learned Anything in Nearly 100 Years? #Statistics #BigData #IrishWater via @ad_greenway
In a short story by Andrew Greenway on data and digital, he writes about the work of Geoffrey Drage nearly 100 years ago. In December 1916, Drage presented a paper to the Royal Statistical Society on "The Reorganisation of Official Statistics and  a Central...
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Book Review: "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough
One of the top books (#4 as I write) on the New York Times Best Seller List  this summer is "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough - the great story of the history of aviation with Orville and Wilbur Wright as the central characters. The story of how the...
One of the top books (#4 as I write) on the New York Times Best Seller List this summer is "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough - the great story of the history of aviation with Orville and Wilbur Wright as the central c...
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Over 10 years, 17.7% at DCU and UCC got a first compared to 11.9% at UCD

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Following up from my post of yesterday about a new YouTube video relating to the VLOOKUP function in Microsoft Excel 2010, today I have adde

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