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Getting started with Tableau

What is Tableau? Tableau is a software company specialising in interactive data visualisations, and Tableau Public is a free platform they offer for sharing insights into data via visualisations. It is intended solely for public data, meaning insights are for anybody to see. They also offer Tableau Server, which is specifically for commercial use with private data. Why use Tableau? Tableau is a great option that sits between Excel-like software and using a programming language such as R or Python.

New training courses

The trainers here at Jumping Rivers have been busy developing a host of new courses for your programming pleasure! We have recently developed several new courses, which are now available to view on our course list. As well as R and Python, our new courses focus on two new tools: H2O.ai and Tableau. Whether you want to start from scratch, or improve your skills, Jumping Rivers has a training course for you.

Thinking about maps and ice cream

In November 2021, I took part in the third edition of the 30 Day Map Challenge created by Topi Tjukanov. Participants are given a theme for each day of November, and are tasked with creating a map within that theme. Details of the challenge can be found here. My own contributions can be found on GitHub. Creating thirty maps was indeed a challenge, but over the course of the month I developed a process for approaching the problem.