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Alteryx has a lot of built in functionality, but the ability to leverage custom R code opens up even more possibilities. After reading an answer on the Alteryx Community many months back, I was inspired to try and integrate Google Charts into an Alteryx workflow by using the R tool. 

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Alteryx
Alteryx

Most real-world data-science design patterns combine several models to solve a single business problem.  This post surveys the most common and effective techniques for combining models.  Once you make it through this post (and its predecessors), you'll be ready to take on the design patterns we'll begin learning in 2017. 

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Community Content Engineer
Community Content Engineer

After four weeks of applied Alteryx might, we can finally tally this one in the win column - Santalytics has officially come to an end! We helped Santa sort and rank the naughty and nice kids from the year in Part 1, determined his delivery hubs to account for every nice kid and their presents in Part 2, and assigned the best possible presents for each kid while accounting for sleigh weight in Part 3 - all that separated Santa from the fruits of our analytical insight was to visualize his trip across the globe so he could make it back in record timing in Part 4, the final chapter of the Santalytics challenge.

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Alteryx
Alteryx

Cross validation (CV) is a difficult topic.  There are many ways to do CV, and articles on the subject can be very technical.  This blog post is a gentle introduction to CV.  Read it and you'll find it much easier to understand later posts describing data-science design patterns that use CV. 

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Community Content Engineer
Community Content Engineer

If you’ve arrived on this blog post, odds are you have aided Santa a third time in his trip around the globe in Week 3 of the Santalytics challenge - an inclusive, non-denominational, festive excuse for some friendly competition using Alteryx. You’ve also tackled yet another logistical nightmare for Santa with sheer Alteryx might, and identified opportunities in his data to help make the spirit of giving go even further this year. No doubt an impressive feat, and one that will be rewarded with a timeless Community Cold Weather Kit that will have you prepared to brave the coming winter season in peak fashion. Be warned in advance, you will make a lot of folks jealous this holiday season.

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Community Content Engineer
Community Content Engineer

That’s right, we are officially one week closer to Santa’s arrival. If you’re reading this blog post, then you have participated in the second of four exercises that will constitute the Santalytics challenge - an inclusive, non-denominational, festive excuse for some friendly competition using Alteryx. You’ve also solidified your claim as Alteryx pro in your quest to help Santa and acquire timeless Alteryx swag by knocking the dust off of your Spatial Toolset to solve one of the more difficult optimization problems of the year.

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Alteryx
Alteryx

Understanding fitting algorithms is the final hurdle between you and some juicy data science design patterns.  Make the leap! 

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Community Content Engineer
Community Content Engineer

If you’re reading this blog post, then you probably participated in the first of four exercises that will constitute the Santalytics challenge - an inclusive, non-denominational, festive excuse for some friendly competition using Alteryx. It also means your spot on Santa’s nice list is secured AND you’re going to be both warm and stylin’ this winter season in your Alteryx swag. That is, if you’ve successfully been able to use Alteryx to improve the elves’ situation from last year...

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Alteryx
Alteryx

A customer recently asked how they could read in multiple files all at once from their HDFS server.  The answer?  Make a Macro!  See how it's done and get a few nifty utilities to add to your bag of tricks.

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Alteryx
Alteryx

Nothing is more stylish than a well-fitted induction algorithm.

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Community Content Manager
Community Content Manager

santalyticsThanksgiving is upon us, which means it is total chaos at the North Pole! Maybe this year we find a better way. It's up to the community and one small elf...
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Alteryx
Alteryx

Have you ever wanted to combine an intense plot-driven board game with Alteryx and R? Now's your chance!

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Alteryx
Alteryx

An advanced-analytics model's induction algorithm is its prediction engine.  Learn what induction-algorithm features distinguish parametric statistical models and machine-learning models.

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Alteryx
Alteryx

The nature of working in Customer Support is that you’re always talking to people. But whether we're chatting with team members, fulfillment techs, product managers, quality engineers, software developers, solutions consultants, solutions engineers or account managers, the customer is always the center of what we do.

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Alteryx
Alteryx

Alteryx isn't just a tool, it's a platform.  We'll explore this, Halloween style, using Python in a Jupyter notebook to connect to an Alteryx application that performs demographic clustering for candy sales data.

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Alteryx
Alteryx

How does governance work in Alteryx? From data access and data management, to data security, we've got the answers to your most pressing questions on how to best govern your analytic applications in Alteryx.

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Alteryx
Alteryx

Learn why "all models are wrong, but some models are useful."

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Alteryx
Alteryx

In the blog, “Top 10 Alteryx Server FAQs”, one of the top frequently asked questions on managing an Alteryx Server, is how to monitor the deployment. Whether it’s to adhere to a data governance program, to track your usage and ROI or how to best optimize your Alteryx Server, administrators need and want monitoring and reporting capabilities. To help with this, we are pleased to announce the availability of a new Alteryx Server Usage Reporting app. This workflow provides valuable data and insights to user access content, scheduled jobs and job analysis information about your server and can be visualized in either a Tableau Workbook or to a set of PDF and Excel files. You can begin your download by going to downloads.alteryx.com

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Alteryx
Alteryx

If you haven't had a chance, please checkout the Decision 2016 Presidential Election application. The app predicts who the winning candidate will be within a given U.S. neighborhood, as well as breaks down the outcome by demographics such as age, education, income, and race. Data from SurveyMonkey and the blending, spatial, predictive and Gallery API functions in Alteryx are used to create predictions that are beautifully displayed with help from Carto and Tableau. This post will walk through the architecture that was used to accomplish this.

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Alteryx
Alteryx

Citizen data scientist?  Learn design patterns that let you use Alteryx to build data-science expertise into your data analyses and analytical models!

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Alteryx

I share how my knowledge of Excel's VLOOKUP function helped me transition into a user of Alteryx. I provide a quick refresher of VLOOKUP and show how configuring the Find Replace and Join tools perform the same actions as VLOOKUP.

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Alteryx
Alteryx

Have you ever wondered what being an Alteryx engineer is like? 

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Alteryx
Alteryx

Did you want to enchance your already awesome workflow with a cool interactive visualization that you encountered? In this two part series, I am going to show you how, with a little bit of effort, you can achieve your goal.

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Community Content Manager
Community Content Manager

Avast me hearties! So ye want to scribe a blog on Engine Works? Full o' awe we be! Read on as I be runnin' thru what we be expectin' down below...

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Community Content Engineer
Community Content Engineer

Recently we celebrated the launch of our long anticipated Tool Mastery Series, a collective of Knowledge Base articles tasked with communicating the most inspired uses of each Alteryx tool. Check out how we automated all the hard parts and brought the series to life!

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Community Content Manager
Community Content Manager

It’s the latest installment of the Alteryx blog about Alteryx blogs and this time we’ll we examining learning Alteryx by using Alteryx…a not-so 'Vicious Cycle'

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Alteryx
Alteryx

Let's take a look at migrating the Alteryx Server storage from the default, "Embedded" MongoDB to "User-managed" MongoDB instance including deploying a Replica Set for redundancy...

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Pulsar
Pulsar

The question has been asked numerous times on the forum: how to shift all rows to columns and all columns to rows...

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Alteryx
Alteryx

Do people regularly send you email attachments that are needed in your analytic workflows?  If so, this blog post is for you.  The Gmail Attachment Input tool automatically downloads email attachments into your Alteryx workflows.  This is done through the use of the Google OAuth Macro and Google Gmail API.

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Alteryx
Alteryx

This is an introductory explaination to the Detour tool, the handling of empty fields in Interface tools, and how these two concepts can work together. I show how this is used in a ranking macro I created. Then I provide an overview of rankings and how to use the macro.

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