Friday, November 9, 2012
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Step 1: Enter a Seattle address to see 911 calls near that address
When you drill into a particular 911 call, look for the blue link in the tooltip to the incident report. This will take you to a Seattle Police website where once registered, you can pull up the incident report. If you get "no report available" it means no report was filed for the 911 call - this is a very normal result.
View source on this page to see the code I used to trigger the call to the Tableau viz. On the sending end, I used the google maps API to retrieve the latitude and longitude given a street address. On the receiving end inside of Tableau, we have parameters for latitude and longitude which can receive input from the URL. Finally, we have a mercator equation which allows you to specify a desired distance from your original address (download the workbook to see that calc).
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I'm basically colour-blind, or pretty close to it, so I was pleasantly amused when I found out about the adobe "kuler" project. Combined with the fact that Tableau supports custom colour palettes - both discrete and sequential - I was able to put together the workbook shown below. Enjoy!
Labels: functional tricks
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Aaaaaaannnd, we're back!
I took so much time off from Tableau stuff that I had to go back and bone up on my table calc-ing. I've put together a collection of "statistics" type calculations. Some of these are Tableau classics, some of them are mundane, some are newish, and some of them are downright stupid and not recommended (which is of course why I created them)