Let’s Catch Up at Oracle Open World!

Last minute edits September 12 – Changes in bold. 2019 Oracle Open World is sure to be a great conference and great place to be to collaborate and learn about Oracle Analytics.  If you are not singed up stop reading and sign up now!   https://www.oracle.com/openworld/register.html If you are attending there are some great sessionsContinue reading “Let’s Catch Up at Oracle Open World!”

Viz of the Day (aka Month) – Pie Chart

So I had a lofty goal to do this every day, but building product got in the way so I took a long break.  As a result I will call this one Viz of the Month.  This time I picked the Pie Chart (includes donut 🍩) because it is controversial in the data world.  MostContinue reading “Viz of the Day (aka Month) – Pie Chart”

Viz of the Day – Tag Cloud

Tag Cloud (aka Word Cloud) is a fun way to represent text or dimensional data.  The size (font) or color of the data helps to easily visualize data.  In the above example Tables are selling a lot but with high Shipping Cost.  While at the same time Copiers and Fax (yes very old sample dataContinue reading “Viz of the Day – Tag Cloud”

Viz of the Day – Boxplot

Boxplot is considered an exploratory chart that lays out data into quartiles with minimum and maximum values shown at the ends of “whiskers”.  The whiskers are an indication of the variability of the data.  Longer the whiskers the more variable the data.  In the chart above, and with all categories on the x-axis, there is aContinue reading “Viz of the Day – Boxplot”

Viz of the Day – Good Old Bar Chart

This is basically the king of charts because it covers so many data data visualization needs.  I will cover the basics and include vertical and horizontal but let’s leave stacked out of this summary.   Bar is best when comparing various categories of data; one axis of the chart shows the categories being compared whileContinue reading “Viz of the Day – Good Old Bar Chart”

Viz of the Day – Correlation Matrix

Correlation Matrix is a great way to show simple relationships between various metrics.  It is very easy to use because all you need is a set of 2 or more metrics to make it useful.  With this sample data we can easily see that Shipping Cost has a fairly strong negative correlation on Quantity OrderedContinue reading “Viz of the Day – Correlation Matrix”

Uninstalling Data Visualization for Desktop on Mac

You can fully uninstall Oracle DV for Desktop on Mac by downloading this script and following the instructions below. Right-click on the script and select Save As to save the file on your Mac. Open Terminal and change the working directory to where the script was downloaded: Using bash:  $ cd /location/of/file Make the scriptContinue reading “Uninstalling Data Visualization for Desktop on Mac”

Goodbye Browser Tab Hell

In older versions of Data Visualization each project launch, data set edit, or really anything would launch a new browser tab.  Well this ending up leading to some bad issues including making it hard to find the right page, multiple instances of the same thing, and worst of all, closing tabs before you hit save.Continue reading “Goodbye Browser Tab Hell”

Day by Day 2 is Out!

Day by Day hit the App Stores for iOS and Android today and there are a ton of great new features here are just a few. Multiple Bring Backs Now you can set multiple bring backs on each card and have the card return to the top of your Smart Feed for multiple reasons.  SelectContinue reading “Day by Day 2 is Out!”