Continuing from my experience with Tableaus Coder Initiative, I returned to working with the Tableau Rest API. This post examines a generic use case for plausibility. Salesforce Superstore Data Source I started with the Salesforce Superstore data source, a sample data source offered by Tableau. I did a little bit of exploration and found that it might be interesting … [Read more...] about Tableau Rest API Exploration
A Watson Experience
It was some time ago that a friend of mine suggested I might like a Watson experience. This week, I had some time on my hands and decided to take a peek using a bit of data I've gathered. Curvaceous Learning In wanting to get to know the technology prior to investment, I tried to logon to IBM's site and found that there were no learning options available without a … [Read more...] about A Watson Experience
Avocado Shortage or What?
Is there going to be an avocado shortage or what? It's always a nice surprise to be reminded of my time at Thinkful. A friend of mine recently made the following exclamation: Here's a link to story. Avocado Past In and on the dataworld, there is an avocado dataset. Within the data science community, there are multiple version of this dataset floating around, … [Read more...] about Avocado Shortage or What?
Review Tracking with Excel Power Query
We all know I love coffee. This year, I would like to learn about my tea preferences. Unlike my coffee options; wherein I can use an outside source to help me find my preferred coffee bean styles - tea is more varied. I decided to take part in a Twinings Tea Adventure which encouraged me to track my reviews. Because the review spreadsheet is in Microsoft Excel, I am expanding … [Read more...] about Review Tracking with Excel Power Query
I was introduced to the NPPES database last week and decided to carry the NPPES Exploration into the weekend. The dataset is quite large and it's definitely another box of woe. For those interested, the dataset can be found at the following web address: https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov. It is over 7 gigabytes and refused to open. Since I was having such difficulty … [Read more...] about NPPES Exploration