Since the 7.0 release of Alteryx, the number and breadth of predictive tools has expanded with each subsequent version, and the 8.5 release is no exception. At this point, there are three objectives that drive the development of the new predictive analytics capabilities in Alteryx:
Alteryx Engine Works
Well, another year down and another fantastic Inspire conference under our belts. This year we had a record turnout, which was no easy feat. The success of the conference was measured across all departments and we are all grateful to have such brilliant and loyal customers. Some of the things they are doing with our software are truly inspiring.
One and a half months have passed since the 2012 US Presidential election was held, and President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term this Monday. Given this context, it is an appropriate moment to examine how well Alteryx's Presidential Election App performed. In this blog post I compare the Election App's predictions to actual election results at the county level.
Alteryx Grand Prix 2013
Inspire 2013 is fast approaching which means it is once again time to start thinking and preparing for the Alteryx Grand Prix. The Alteryx Grand Prix is one of the highlights of Inspire with 10 of our most proficient users competing under the pressures of the lights and audience to complete the tasks all in best Alteryx practices. We also have 2 Hot Seats available for competitors who wish to compete in just a round.
The ultimate prize is a trip for two to Las Vegas for a race around the Speedway with the Mario Andretti race school.
Recently there have been some geocoding improvements with regards to our core data bundle, namely the inclusion of an Address Points database from TomTom. The US version of this database has already been included with our data install but with the next release of the TomTom data (Q4 2012 vintage) we are going to be including an Address Points database for Canada too.
The other day there was an email submitted to the roundtable (an email list set up to help internal users of Alteryx with any technical questions they may have with the product). Reading the question and response made me think that there’s probably some functionality being used that perhaps people aren’t aware of and that actually could be quite useful.
The question was - how to read in multiple files from a folder (all in the same format) but one or more of the files might be empty.
A few months ago I was contacted by another Alteryx associate that had an interesting client request. The request was to use Alteryx in tandem with TomTom’s new Global Geocoder in order to take advantage of their worldwide geocoding capabilities. Naturally, I was intrigued, and the following are the results.
I wanted to write about a couple of experiences I’ve had recently where I’ve been trying to solve a problem and whilst thinking about elaborate ways in which I could use a huge number of tools to get to a solution I’ve realized there’s actually a tool with an option just for my kind of situation. I’ve been using Alteryx for a few years now and still I find myself going ‘wow, I didn’t realize I could do that.’ This is one of the reasons I love using the product, there always seems to be something new to learn and ways that you can improve how you’ve been using it.
Introduced in the 7.1 release of Alteryx were 17 macros that enable data artisans to easily undertake predictive analytics projects. The predictive tools can be placed into several different groups based on the business analytics functions they perform. The groups are predictive modeling, model assessment, grouping, data investigation, and data sampling for predictive analytics.