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Money behind the Beautiful Game

Some call it football, some call it soccer but to many of us it is simply the Beautiful Game. Regardless of what you call it, football is a big business these days.
How big?
Well, that was the question I asked myself when Gareth Bale was transferred from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid for a staggering sum of ...

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A Home for Every Viz

We're excited to announce the launch of viz home pages today. Going forward, every viz will have its own home page on the Tableau Public site, not just Viz of the Day winners and vizzes in the Gallery.
What does it include?
To start with, the viz home page will include the viz itself, navigational chrome, the title of ...

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How to Fix Your iFrame

If you're one of the few authors who use iFrames to embed a viz on your site, you'll notice that your vizzes don't look quite right since the launch of viz home pages and you're wondering - Hey, what happened?! How do I get them back to how they looked before?
Don't fret! There's an easy change you can make to get them to ...

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Basketball analytics in Tableau

Editor's Note: Carl Allchin is a Data Visualization Manager at Barclay's. In addition to his day job, he blogs at Data Jedi Ninja
My name is Carl and I'm a basketball addict.
Last year I watched every single San Antonio Spurs game - and a lot of other games too. I play basketball a few hours a week - I used to ...

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Tweets From Denver and New England Fanbases During The AFC Championship Game

Editor's Note: Tanya Cashorali is the Director of Analytics at ComlinkData. Tanya also runs Musicroamer.com and Sportsdataviz.com.
I thought it would be cool to use Jeff Gentry’s twitteR package during ...

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Using Tableau to Improve the Understanding of Baseball Statistics

Editor’s note: Ryan Sleeper is the Manager of Data Visualization & Analysis at Evolytics in Kansas City, Missouri. At TCC13, he won the third annual Iron Viz Championship.
As a life-long Kansas City ...

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What should football clubs do with data?

I recently decided to leave my job to start my own consultancy. More than ever before, having walked away from relative comfort and security, I’m acutely aware of my own vulnerability. I’ve also come to see and value many things quite differently. It’s funny how your ...

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Where to Find Sports Data

Earlier this week we announced that we're taking submissions for the Sports Viz Contest. Submissions are open until March 21st. If you're thinking of entering, you'll need sports data to viz with, so today's blog post is for you if you're still looking.
If you're on the fence about whether or not to enter the contest, I ...

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Submissions Open for Sports Viz Contest

It's time! The Elite 8 Sports Viz contest is now open for submissions! This is the first of three contests in our Iron Viz series, all leading up to the big finale, a live viz battle at the Tableau Conference in Seattle in September. Contest entries are due on March 21st, ...

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March is Sports Viz Month

We're really enjoying our monthly blog themes on Tableau Public, and this month our focus shifts from data journalism to a favorite subject of many: Sports. We're excited to announce that March is #SportsVizMonth.
Many analysts like Lee Mooney apply their professional skills and talents to sports in their free time. The ...

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