27 December 2012 4 Comments

The Anatomy of a Tableau 8 Dashboard (or a “floating tile grid autopsy”)

With the release of Tableau 8 just around the corner, and the Tableau 8 Public servers in a (very) limited release beta – I figured that it was good a time as any to see what I could come up with using (a couple) of the new features. Specifically the “floating tile” option for dashboards…

3 July 2012 3 Comments

Get Some! Query MLB Gameday Data with OData and Tableau Public

Baseball. If is ANY sport in America that is “all about the data”, it’s baseball. Although we touched on this topic last year, I never really gave it its full round of posts that it deserves.

Well, finally that day has come – except now its even better…

8 March 2012 5 Comments

Some Tableau Public Embed Code Hacking for more “Creative Blog Usage”

As I’ve been very vocal about all over Twitter and elsewhere – I’ve been spending a lot of time playing with Tableau Public over the past few weeks. Lots of learning, experimentation, tweaking, and some full blown data / analysis presentations have occurred. During that time I learned a lot about the way the product works and continue to try and “jazz” up my Tableau “vizes” in any way I can. Here are a couple of trick that you might find as useful as I did.