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Clean Your Excel Data with the Data Interpreter

Excel data is often formatted for human consumption in Excel. Extraneous headers, crosstabs, footnotes—all of these things have to be tediously removed prior to analysis. Well, the Excel Data...
2 days ago

Meet the Devs: Sasha Dadiomov and Stefan Batres

Meet the developers behind Tableau’s Data Interpreter and pivot features, Sasha Dadiomov and Stefan Batres. Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? What do you do when you don’t work on...
4 days ago

5 Tips to Cure Your Data-Cleaning Headaches

The following is a guest post by Tableau Public author Nicolás Iguchi. "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat." Winston Churchill How many times have you looked for...
5 days ago

3 Steps to Shaping Your Data to be Machine-Readable

The following is a guest post by Tableau enthusiast David Murphy. There’s a real art to data, even if it is a science. I’ve learned a thing or two about taming data, so let me share my...
1 week ago

Dear Data-Agony Aunt: Missing Headers, Case of Date (Format) Rage

During #SpringDataCleaning month our resident Data-Agony Aunt will be on-site to answer your data-prep questions. Ms. Data-Agony Aunt Want some advice on how to clean your data?...
2 weeks ago

3 Tips to Overcoming the Excel Barrier to Tableau Adoption

Note: This is a guest post by Ryan Sleeper, author of Tableau 201, 2013 Iron Viz champion, and Director of Data Visualization at Evolytics. Today, nearly seven years into my career as a data...
2 weeks ago

Start Spring Data Cleaning This May!

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single analyst in possession of a good data set … will spend at least 50% of their time in data cleaning and preparation."
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3 weeks ago
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