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Tableau 8.2 Brings Data to the Mac and Data Storytelling to Everyone

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today announced the general availability of Tableau 8.2, an update that brings Tableau to Mac users around the world and adds a feature to help people tell stories with their data. With Tableau 8.2, Mac users will have a fully-featured analytics application that lets them ask questions of their data. Story Points will allow everyone to create interactive, data-driven stories that they can share with their organizations, networks and the world.

Visualization of the Week: NFL Players Getting Beefier

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It is amazing what data can tell you. Football players are getting bigger. Noah Veltman, a developer for the WNYC Data News team, shows by how much through an animated heatmap. You can mouse the slider back and forth quickly for maximum effect, or stop at a particular year.

Visualization of the Week: Measuring the Housing Market

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Freddie Mac created an intriguing visualization on its inaugural Multi-Indicator Market Index. Below is a sample visualization using Tableau. To use the interactive visualization, click HERE. Use the maps to select a state and explore the data on a national, state and metro level.     Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.

Visualization of the Week: The Future of Big Data

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Courtesy of our friends over at TiEcon, the infographic included in this post depicts The Future of Big Data: The Current State of the Industry in 2014 and Where It’s Headed.

Interview: Accenture Looks to Gather and Analyze Data at the ‘Speed of Now’

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“The Democratization of Analytics doesn’t mean that every individual is or should be a data scientist, mathematician or statistician. Our solutions, products and services intend to make analytics and analytic capabilities more understandable and more available to individuals across the enterprise so they can operate more effectively and execute accurately. The Democratization of Analytics means that the enterprise can deliver more impactful outcomes, faster.”

Visualization of the Week: MLS 2014 Players Salary

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Here is an intriguing sports visualization from our friend Steven Fenn over at the Stat Hunting blog for the 2014 MLS salaries by player and team.

In Search of the Optimal Cheeseburger

If you’ve ever spent valuable billable hours time thinking about an algorithm to seek out the optimal cheeseburger, and calculate metrics like the maximal meat-to-bun ratio, then this presentation by noted data scientist Hilary Mason at the Ignite NYC event last year is for you. Hilary, a self-admitted cheeseburger lover, found some data sets in […]

Meetups as a Metric for Top Tech Cities

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A new ranking of top start-up cities was released today by RJMetrics, which reveals the expansion of the tech industry nationwide and indicates some new potential leaders in the tech space, with Portland, Minneapolis, Houston, Baltimore and Pittsburgh seeing extensive growth in their start-up scenes over the last year.

Visualization of the Week: Coachella by the Numbers

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One of the annual extravaganzas in Southern California is the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival which starts this weekend and continues onto next weekend.

Visualization of the Week: Plots Don’t Lie?

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On March 27, health insurance enrollment through the ACA’s exchanges surpassed 6 million, exceeding the revised estimate of enrollees for the program’s first year before the March 31 open enrollment deadline. Then on March 31, Fox News showed a skewed chart (see below) to suggest enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would come up far short of […]