Using a Pandas Andrews Curve Plot for Multidimensional Data
Who doesn’t love a scatterplot? Clear and informative, the scatterplot is often one of the very first plots used when starting an exploratory data analysis. Unfortunately, scatterplots are limited to two dimensions, three if you’re using a package that supports 3D plots. This means we can look at the relationships between different columns of data […]
How Does Power BI Fit Into My Business Intelligence Plans?
Things change pretty fast in the business intelligence arena. Terms can change pretty fast, too. A little more than a year ago, many people used the phrase “Power BI” to refer to Excel Add-Ins of particular interest in BI, notably Power Pivot and Power Query. Now, the same phrase refers to a distinct and separate […]
Microsoft Power BI 2.0
What is it about version 2.0? Perhaps when software reaches version 2.0 it seems to have gained some maturity and respectability, but is still young enough to be filled with excitement and energy. In any case, Microsoft’s Power BI Version 2.0, announced for general availability July 24, is generating considerable excitement within the community of […]
Excel Sparklines: Weapons of Mass Visualization
Data Visualization Today, the phrase “Data visualization” evokes mental images of beautiful images, works of art, really, that convey information about our world. But we’ve all seen other beautiful images that seem to have a point, but it’s difficult to discern what that point actually is. The heart and soul of data visualization is the quick, […]