Lightning fast data analysis with Tableau: Part one

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jewel Loree of Tableau Software; Sarah Ryley of The Trace
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 8 at 9:00am
  • Location: M101
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Tableau is a powerful tool for data analysis that queries your data using a visual interface, with the ability to merge multiple datasets totaling millions of rows -- and it's free for IRE members. This session will teach you how to reshape and analyze pesky nested spreadsheets, join tables, group and filter dimensions, and do some basic calculations such as percent change and rate -- all by simply dragging, dropping and clicking your mouse (okay, and a little typing). You'll save hours of work not having to type out long, complicated SQL statements. This session will be using Tableau's newest release for Macs.

This session is good for: Those who have some familiarity with spreadsheets.

Speaker Bios

  • Jewel Loree is a Senior Data Analyst and part of the Tableau Public team, working to help journalists and bloggers turn rows of numbers into visualizations that are interesting, insightful, and beautiful. She loves engaging with the Tableau community @jeweloree and through moderating the www.reddit.com/r/tableau. She is a music fanatic and loves making vizzes about music and other pop culture related topics, which she blogs in her Pop Viz series http://www.jewelloree.com/category/popviz/

  • Sarah Ryley is an investigative reporter at The Trace, a nonprofit news outlet that covers gun issues. Previously, she was an investigative reporter and data editor at the New York Daily News, where her work triggered numerous policing reforms, including the passage of 22 laws, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. She has also taught data journalism and investigative reporting at CUNY and The New School. @MissRyley

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