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As we wrap up July I thought I would highlight a few of our #sportsvizsunday visualizations. To start it off, let's take a look at this viz brought to us by Simon Beaumont. Here, he breaks down the 2019 Wimbledon's Men's Singles Final between Federer and Djokovic. Check out the viz to see how Simon effortlessly uses data to tell the story of the match.

 

In keeping with the tennis theme, Simon also compiled an excellent viz on both women and men Wimbledon Champions of the open era. Check out the viz to see which countries and players have dominated tennis for the past 50 years.

 

 

Announcements

 

Did you miss last week's webinar with Tableau Zen Master Adam McCann? He showed us how visual analytics can bring to life the patterns encoded in music. If you did miss it, no need to worry. Head on over to our on-demand version of the webinar to watch it in your spare time. You can view the on-demand webinar here Visualise Music Patterns with Data  | Tableau Software.   

 

Stay up to date on all the music-related webinars we have coming up: Data + Music | Tableau Software and all other non-music, but DATA related webinars can be found here: Webinars | Tableau Software.

 

 

Recognition

 

We have a big achievement this week, Forum Ambassador Zhouyi Zhang (ZZ) has reached 100,000 points on the forum. Just the second member to do so, we are thrilled to have ZZ reach this milestone! Big Congrats to you ZZ and thank you for all your support on the forums. For those reading, be sure to give ZZ shout out and some thanks!

 

Joe Oppelt & Jim Dehner are neck and neck to be the next to cross the 100K threshold. Who will be the first to do so?

 

I'd also like to congratulate Jonathan Sherman & Sander Binda for having 50 of your answers marked helpful! This earned you both the Helpful is My Middle Name badge. Thank you for providing content to the forums that so many users have found helpful. Keep up the good work!

 

If you would like to learn more about forum badges and how to earn them, check out this page: Points, Levels & Badges

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

The most popular idea in the Community Forums Ideas space this week comes from Adam Freeman and was originally posted in Jun, 2016. This idea is to allow Allow Server Administrators To View As Other Users. Check out the idea https://community.tableau.com/ideas/6100 which received 9 new votes last week, bringing the total to 452 for this feature! Keep sharing and voting for ideas that you want to see added to the Tableau products.

 

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Most Talked About Thread


Last week's most talked about thread was submitted by Scott Carman on July 24th. Titled YoY Calc, Scott was looking for help on creating a year over year calculation with a fiscal year that begins in October and ends in September.

 

The post received 16 replies and a correct answer. Thank you Kelly McGrady for coming in with the right answer to help Scott.

 

Note: To mark a comment helpful or correct you will need to be logged in to the Community Forums.

 

 

Community Highlights

 

+ Sarah Battersby latest blog post is a can't miss read on Converting Geohash to Lat/Lon in Tableau Prep 2019.3 with TabPy. Sarah digs in to how to use the new Python integration in Tableau Prep Builder 2019.3.1 (still in pre-release at the time of the blog) to geocode data sources to point lat/lon locations in order to map them easily in Tableau.

 

+ Yvan Fornes shared his latest viz on Land Cover | Natural vs Artificial Lands, which showcases how changes in land cover and land use are among the leading contributors to terrestrial biodiversity loss.

 

+ Craig Bloodworth has a new version of the Export All extension for Tableau.

 

+ Python & R support in Tableau Prep v2019.3 (currently in beta) is going to going to enable a whole lot of new use cases. Robert Carroll has a “return a value from a prior row to the current row” Python script that will enable multi-row formulas: https://community.tableau.com/docs/DOC-23322

 

+ Last but not least, check here for a non-exhaustive list of blog posts and other resources for using Python integration introduced in Tableau Prep v2019.3 (in beta as of 29 July 2019). Thanks to Jonathan Drummey

 

If you ever want to see your work highlighted in our weekly digest feel free to email community@tableau.com

 

 

Best,

Stephen Munoz

Happy Monday Tableau Community!

 

As the newest member to the Tableau Community team I must first say that I am in awe of all the amazing data work being created and shared by all of you on the community forums. All of you are what makes this space so special. Thank you for being a part of our #DataFam!

 

In case you missed it, I am sharing one of my favorites from last week’s viz of the day series. This one is on UFO Sightings in America. Created by Natalie Miteva, you can check out this and other vizzes she's put together. They not only look great but have some really interesting stories to tell. Personally, I have never seen a UFO but I do keep my eyes to the skies in the hopes I might catch a sighting.

 

 

Announcements

 

The Tableau Mobile App is getting a redesign! The app is expected to be released to the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store in the coming weeks so keep an eye out for it to drop. For any questions or feedback you may have, join the conversation around the redesign.

 

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Tableau Ambassador nominations are open! Nominate the data heroes in your life that you want to lead the Tableau Community Forums! Check out all the details on the Tableau blog here: Nominations are now open for 2019 Tableau Ambassadors, Introducing Student Ambassadors! | Tableau Software

 

 

Recognition

 

As we do every week, I wanted to take the time to acknowledge some of our shining stars of the past week. KALPIT GOYAL has achieved the "Helpful is my middle name" badge! Geraldine Zanolli, Madhuri Tanniru, & Tanusri Sarkar all earned the "I love helping!" badge last week. Thank you all for contributing to the forum and continuing to make this space a great place for learning and development!

 

If you would like to learn more about forum badges and how to earn them, check out this page: Points, Levels & Badges

 

 

Top-Voted Idea

 

The most popular idea in the Community Forums Ideas space this week comes from Stephen Smirl and was originally posted in Aug, 2012. This idea is about adding an equivalent to the SQL 'IN' operator. Check out the idea https://community.tableau.com/ideas/1500 which received 6 new votes last week, bringing the total to 766 for this feature! Keep sharing and voting for ideas that you want to see added to the Tableau products.

 

* You will need to have a community forum login to vote, comment, share ideas, or post in the forums. Follow this link to create your own profile: Join the Community Forums!

 


Most Talked About Thread

 

Our most talked about thread this week comes from Community Forums member Data Rules who posted this thread first in June 26th at 4:55 PM Pacific Time. To date, there are 15 replies to the thread! Be sure to check out the thread if you are interested in learning How to hide a value from a FILTER without filtering out any data.

 

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Community Highlights

 

+ Zen Master Eva Murray is hosting a webinar on football (soccer for the Americans) analytics in Tableau with Exasol on July 3rd at 3pm BST. Register for the webinar here: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/16939/362568

 

+ If you missed last week's #ThinkDataThursday hosted by Zen Master Ken Flerlage, be sure to check out the on-demand playback in our YouTube Channel - Think Data Thursday & Talk Data.

 

+In case you missed it last week, Anya A'hearn's blog post on Feeding the screen-time beast with shifting mobile metrics is a truly enthralling read. Learn from one of the best on how you can build mobile dashboards that serve up relevant content that is engaging, useful, and quick to digest on the go.

 

If you ever want to see your work highlighted in our weekly digest feel free to email community@tableau.com or tweet at us @tableausupport. You can also tweet at me personally at @StephenmOnline.

 

Happy vizzing!

 

Stephen Munoz