Author Archives: Alan Eldridge

About Alan Eldridge

Hi. I'm Alan. By day I manage the sales consulting team for Tableau Software in Australia/New Zealand. By night, I'm a caped crusader. Or sleeping. Most often it's sleeping.

Hexbin Scatterplot in Tableau

An interesting tweet came across my Twitter-stream the other day, showing a hexbin scatterplot chart type for Power BI: Having just presented a session at TC17 on working with dense data where Sarah Battersby and I covered (among other things) … Continue reading

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Loupe Tooltips

Well, it’s been a hectic week in Las Vegas for our customer conference but I have a brief window to put up this post. If you’ve been here, I hope you had a great time and learned heaps! One of … Continue reading

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Letting go of custom SQL

I thought it might be helpful to share with you a recent experience where I was helping a customer who was complaining of slow performing workbooks. When I arrived their Tableau analyst showed me a couple of workbooks that were … Continue reading

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I am sooo not worthy…

[Sarah Battersby has on previous occasions shown how outrageously smart she is, but she has blown my mind today. I am sooo not worthy…] I’ve been asked on occasion if we can show point data from one data source (containing … Continue reading

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Tableau Data Day Out – Recorded Sessions

As a follow-up to my last post, we now have all the presentation recordings from our Data Day Out event in Melbourne available for viewing. TITLE LENGTH Ideas that Should Die 32 MIN Scribbles and Lines 20 MIN Playing it Safe: Freedom … Continue reading

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More than Dots on a Map

At the recent Tableau Data Day Out in Melbourne, I presented a session entitled “More than Dots on a Map”. The idea was to show how Tableau could allow users to do spatial analysis of their data – irrespective of … Continue reading

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More on spatial file rendering

Following from my post yesterday I had a colleague ask me: “So what happens when you force client-side rendering at the detailed level? Does it blow up with too much data?” Interesting question. Let’s find out. (For those of you … Continue reading

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