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New Associate Project Thread

Gentle
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Alteryx

Team #9 / Class of 12 Apr 2021 / @stefaniesmith @spencerhong @Shawna_Lehmann @Gentle 

 

Description: We were performing exploratory data analysis and wanted to tell a story that involved being able to play with some of the mapping functionality.

 

Data Source: The US Department of Agriculture - Economic Research Service publishes county-level data

 

Our Process: In the end, we decided to combine the county level data for poverty and education to come up with maps to display the counties with the best and worst proportions for the percentage of adults who have college degrees, and those who are in poverty.

 

Results: The top 25 counties with a large percentage of college-educated adults and also high marks of adult poverty were heavily concentrated in the midwest, particularly western Nebraska. The bottom 25 counties were primarily in the south-east, particularly Georgia, Tennessee, and the Carolinas.

 

Questions/Observations: The data includes detailed splits for ages 0-4, 5-17, and 0-17. However, there is no corresponding breakouts for seniors -- this seems like a major gap in the data where we provide high visibility into youth poverty, but are entirely blind to elderly in the official government data sets.

HubertusVHaller
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Alteryx

Here is our project for the April 2021 Bootcamp. 
Thank you @JoaoTiagoP,  @VojtaV@Debbie_N@GeorgiaShearman and @Clara_Stegmaier for your input and inspiration. 

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Unfortunately I can"t upload all data and workflow, but here are the most important parts. 

 

 

KatieP
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Alteryx

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MarcelaAbrach
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Alteryx

Using the World Happiness report, we placed countries in a scattered chart with life expectancy and happiness level in the X and Y axis. 

Then, using a second data set, we created bubbles for each country, where the size of the bubble represented the meat consumption.

 

The workflow output has two charts: one with total consumption per country, and one with average consumption per person.

 

Based on the size and location of the bubbles, we could present data to show that higher meat consumption results in longer life expectancy and  higher happiness levels. 

 

The debate will remain on whether increasing meat consumption increases happiness and longevity, or if happy long-living people just happen to eat more meat. In any case, the resulting graph is an asset for meat lovers who can now back up their meat eating habits with actual data. Thank you Alteryx!

 

Team: @rnues  Russ Nues and Marcela Abrach

 

 

 

Team 3 | 05/13/2021 | @andrew_mendoza_21 @AmandaG @alex_moran 
-Project Description - Our team worked on a weekly challenge that we found in the Community! The challenge we picked with analyzing popular baby names by year.
-Data Sources used: We used the names.yxdb file from the Community Weekly Challenge.
-Files for your workflow: Our workflow outputs a Tableau .hyper file which we used to build a dashboard.

madisondespirt
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Alteryx

Team 2 | May 2021 | @davidmoon @ScottMcLeod @komlan 
- Our team explored the Interactive Chart tool and Assisted Modeling tool using datasets to assess the impacts of key demographics on a student's final grade in their Math or Portuguese language class. 
-Data Sources were from kaggle: https://www.kaggle.com/impapan/student-performance-data-set

jpowellsd
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Alteryx

Team 5 | 5/13/2021| @jpowellsd @elainebusby @kgiblin @joesaperstein

 

Project Description:

    We wanted to analyze data on Colorado 14ers and determine what factors contributed to average visitors at a particular 14er peak.  Since most of our group is in Colorado, we also wanted to find the peaks with the least traffic so they could go explore.  We looked at distance from Denver and route difficulty as two fields of interest.  We determined that distance from Denver had the highest correlation to average number of visitors, so we used the average visitors as the theme and color coded it on the map. It did in fact show that the further from Denver you get, the fewer the visitors.  

 

Data Source:

    The dataset came from Kaggle: Colorado Fourteeners | Kaggle