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Matt Francis
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I wrangle data into Tableau Dashboards, I also take photos for fun
I wrangle data into Tableau Dashboards, I also take photos for fun

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Why dark backgrounds in a Tableau viz should be avoided
One of the design choices that you have to make when creating a visualisation is what colours to use, and in particular do you go for a light foreground and a dark background or vice versa. On the face of it, this can be thought of as just an aesthetic desi...

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Pseudo Conditional Formating A Table in Tableau
Ever wanted to colour entire rows of a table in Tableau based on a condition? Well, you can, sorta, check out the video below on how to do it, or read one for more info.  In this example I have a table looking at Tableau data extracts and I want to know whi...

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Automatically Parse Dates in any Tableau Version
Dates are just the worst data type you ever have to work with. There are about 1001 different ways to write a date, different databases store them differently. Each software has its little qwerks and that's even before you take into account regional differe...

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Data16 Panel Preview Show
We’re super excited about #data16 which is right around corner. Conference newbie, Emily Chen asked for a podcast on data16 prep, we made it happen! Take a listen and learn from a panel of conference vets Carl Allchin, Jonathan Drummey, Matt Francis, & Emil...

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Make Over Monday 40 - EU Transport Satisfaction
This week the makeover was on a satisfaction survey on EU Transport. Rather than look at the break down of opinion i looked at the change between 2012 and 2016 and created this arrow plot. I used Red/Green for good and bad changes, but importantly i double ...

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Why are my Tableau server extracts failing?
This is the first in a planned series where I document my adventures in the exciting world of Tableau server. I've been using Tableau server ever since I first found Tableau, but for the first time, I am getting into the admin side of things. I might even e...

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The Rise and Fall of Global Peace
This week for MakeOverMonday it the Global Peace Index. The original was the classic example of using a map to show changes over time, something that never works very well. When i started to look at the data I saw that the overall global peace score hadn't ...

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MakeOverMonday Week 37 - The Box That Contains The World
This week for Makeovermonday the data is all around global shipping , looking at how many ships and containers are owned and run by the 100 largest container companies. As soon as i saw this data set i knew what i wanted to do. The treemap lent itself perfe...

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Tableau News - A New CEO and VOTD review
This week we chatted about changes at the top at Tableau and what that might mean for the company and the product. We looked at the VOTD all about the National Park Service, RJ Andrews superb video dataviz and an interesting plugin to give a narrative to yo...
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