Many of those who watch the amazing acrobatics in Tableau or other visualization tool find there’s one more spectacle to come: setting up the data — cleaning it, fixing incomplete sets, combining sources, and so on. Only when that’s over can real analysis commence.
Many advanced users still prefer to use a specialized tool for prep. Strong contenders have appeared for graduates of Excel, including Paxata and Trifacta. But it’s Alteryx I finally got a look at not so long ago.
I was curious about Alteryx. It seems to have become the go-to among advanced users of Tableau, which at first seemed odd.… Read the rest “Alteryx and Tableau, yin and yang”