Any suggestions/recommendations that work well for formatting survey data for tableau for a Mac?
I'm on a Mac, and I use Alteryx in Parallels Desktop. While I hate firing up Windows (just on principal) I have to say that Alteryx works beautifully in the virtual desktop. So I prep my data, then drag it to my Mac and close Parallels and do everything else in the Mac.
Perhaps some day Alteryx will have a Mac version, but until then this works very well for me. Hope that helps.
Thank you for your response.
I don't hate windows, far from it. What frustrates me is a windows based
solution for a Tableau-Mac product. In the competitive visual analytics
market, I find this lack of effort and innovation lazy and another example
of doing the absolutely minimum to create a Mac based product.
In my view Tableau should have this capability built into its software for
both its windows and Mac versions.
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To be fair, Tableau has introduced a lot of data prep functionality in v9 - like the ability to "pivot" data to create "long" files ideal for working with things like survey data. They continue to adapt, and I think they've even now addressed the ability to join on those pivoted fields. For many users, the data prep tools in Tableau will be sufficient for what they're wanting to do. But Alteryx just has more robust capabilities that are helpful for my work.
I'd encourage you to check out the latest version of Tableau and see if has the prep functionality you need.
I've also had a chance to work closely with Steve Wexler. He is pure genius and genuinely very helpful.