Note: The following is a guest post by Tableau Zen Master Jeffrey Shaffer.
I have lived in my house for 14 years. And every Halloween, I get inundated with trick-or-treaters. Year after year, it's like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory at my house, with candy flying out the door.
Now, being a data guy, what do I do? Well, that's simple—I count them. A friend and I keep meticulous count of the trick-or-treaters in 30-minute intervals. And I've been tracking this data year by year.
After a number of years of recording these numbers, I decided to use it as a data set for training. I've used this data set in the data visualization course at the University of Cincinnati as the first assignment for the students. I’ve also used it for training at KPMG in its Advisory University and Global Analytics, not to mention other workshops and corporate training sessions.
At the time of writing this post, I would estimate that over 1,500 people have created a data visualization using this data. And now it's your turn to have a go and earn some Tableau swag!
Download the data below and create your own viz! Then tweet us your creation @tableau and @HighVizAbility using the hashtag #HalloweenViz, and we’ll send you some swag in the mail.