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Using Tableau to Bust Sports Myths

This is the third blog post in our Sports Month series. Matt Chambers and Matt Cobb both work at Clemson University. Chambers is a Data Architect and Cobb is a Data Analyst.
Matt Cobb and myself both had the amazing opportunity to attend Tableau Conference 2014.  We ...

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Tableau and Sports Journalism

This is the second blog post in our Sports Month series. Matt Montgomery is a sports journalist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Become an expert in a particular area, rather than just be a generalist who can write a little bit about a lot of stuff,”- Dave Cameron, managing editor of FanGraphs.com.
As a ...

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Welcome to Sports Month

Every spring, for sports fans, two words signal the end of one season and the beginning of another: Selection Sunday. The sports purgatory that is the weeks following the Super Bowl - featuring only the doldrums of the NBA and NHL regular seasons - officially comes to an end with those two glorious words, heralding the beginning of ...

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Use Tableau to hack your bracket

This is the first blog post in our Sports Month series. Jay Lewis is a financial data analyst who runs the blog 64to1
Winning a March Madness pool is often a matter of picking a reasonably probable path that can separate your bracket from the pack.
To help out on that front, here’s a matchup guide in Tableau that’ll ...

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Dash Board Top 10

Since joining the Tableau Public team three weeks ago as its first Sports Data Analyst, I have had the enviable job of coming up with interesting visualizations about football data, to herald the beginnings of the NFL and NCAAF seasons. As I am still myself a novice Tableau user, I thought that in this post I would walk through the ...

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Wrapping up Sports Viz Month

Yesterday marked the end of Sports Viz Month, and I'd say it lived up to its billing. Twitter voters decided on the first Iron Viz feed-in champion of the year. Congrats once again to winner John Mathis, runner-up Dan Montgomery, the rest of the Elite 8 finalists, and all of the talented people that amazed us with a batch of ...

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