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2021 Week 1: Can You Find the Variance Along the Line?

Introduction For the longest time, I avoided table calculations as much as I could because I thought they were overly complicated (compute using…relative to…sort by…nested…ughhhh) especially when I had LODs in my back pocket.  But, over time, I’ve made my peace with them (dare I say, a fan now) as I recognized how powerful they …

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#WOW2020 week 35 | Can you build a bivariate map?

Introduction Hi friends! Well, it’s been a quarter since my last challenge so you know what that means, it means we’ve got a new version of Tableau to check out! A couple weeks ago, 2020.3 was released and with it came a whole host of new awesome features and functionality! As always, #WOW2020 is here …

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2020 Week 32: COVID-19 New Case Trends

Introduction This week I wanted to post a WOW challenge derived from a chart I’ve been reporting on for the past 7 months: a cartogram of states showing rolling-seven day average of new COVID-19 cases by state. For this challenge you will use data from Tableau’s COVID-19 Data Hub. I picked this challenge because working …

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Workout Wednesday: Where we are and where we are headed in 2020

Twenty-nineteen is nearly in the books! This year we produced fifty-two fantastic challenges with varying degrees of difficulty. None of these challenges could have been successful without your participation! Regardless of difficulty we focused the challenges on learning particular tips or tricks from the tool. Along the way we’ve seen the community grow and evolve …

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