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Making Data Meaningful in Major League Baseball

My father played professional baseball for the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians in the 1920’s and 1930’s. This was in the days of Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, and long before anyone ever heard of computers or even the word, data. However, that did not mean the ballplayers, coaches and managers did not try to “make data meaningful”. My…

From the history of computing to data analytics – lessons I learned along the way

One of my favorite courses in college was unexpectedly, The History of Computing. What I thought would be a distraction from my Computer Science degree provided a context and fascination that would greatly influence my career. It was in this class that I came to appreciate the impact and relative infancy of computing. While the concepts behind computing could be…

Learn about: Latest Tableau Release 9.0

Widely recognized by Gartner as a leader and innovator, Tableau’s latest release continues to build upon its legacy of excellence. Large features, such as the integration of the fixed function or level of detail, provides greater ease in analysis. Smaller changes, such as the creation of a drag-and-drop analytics pane, resolves an entry level obstacle, as these features were buried in menus…