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Parameters and Power Plays

Editor's note: Robb Tufts is a sports data blogger with hockey vizzes featured on McKeen's Hockey and St. Louis Game Time. He also creates vizzes for the U.S. Green Building Council's website.
One of the things I love about writing for St. Louis Game Time are the questions readers and the other writers pose to me ...

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The Elite 8 Champion!

Our first Iron Viz contest of the year has officially come to a close! We started with 32 Contestants. Our team of Tableau judges evaluated all the entries on design, data analysis and storytelling, and overall appeal. The top 8 highest scoring vizzes were then seeded into a bracket. And round after round, your Twitter votes ...

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The Championship Round

We are just one day away from knowing who will be sitting up on that stage for Iron Viz at the Tableau Conference in Seattle this September! We've tallied up the votes and the two vizzers moving on to the next round are John Mathis and Dan Montgomery! Congratulations guys!
Voting for the Championship starts NOW! It ends ...

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Sports Viz Contest Final Four

It's been a crazy round with a couple of unexpected upsets! But the public has spoken and the Final Four has been chosen! It's up to you get your favorite vizzes to the championship round. Twitter voting is open NOW for round 2, so click on the Twitter buttons to vote for your favorite viz. Good luck to all of our Final Four! And a ...

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Elite 8 Finalists

WOW! The whole Tableau Public team was blown away by the level of amazing vizzes that came in for our Elite 8 Sports Viz Contest. It was hard to narrow it down, but we judged the vizzes by design, data analysis, storytelling, and overall appeal to get down to the Elite 8! Here they are:
Now it's YOUR turn to decide who gets ...

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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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