With another Alteryx Inspire behind us, we wanted to share a workflow from a session in the Community Track: 'Born to Solve - Think Like an Alteryx Champion'
In this session, @patrick_digan presented a analytical challenge to @EstherB47 sight-unseen! The intent of the session was to show more than solving a problem, but show attendees how some of the top challenge leaders approach and think about problems. Would you like to try it yourself? See below!
Suppose you have 3 ordinary dice (6 sides with the numbers 1-6). You roll all 3 dice and compute the score like so: Multiply the largest number by the second largest number. Then add the remaining number. Given this unique method of scoring, which is the most likely score?
I was SO sad to miss this session with Weekly Challenge powerhouses @patrick_digan and @EstherB47 ... Esther, I heard you did an excellent job, and it was super cool to see someone "think out loud" about how to tackle a challenge!
So happy to have a Weekly Challenge to start off my post-Inspire Monday... I'm suffering severe withdrawals already :)
Must have been a brilliant session, and there is many ways to solve challenges in Alteryx, so here is mine.
It works, but is not very dynamic, and extended challenge would have been to do this with n numbers of dices...
Cheating slightly on completing so quickly, as I already did the solve :)
So, included two more approaches, including one to make it completely dynamic and work 3 or more dice. Take a look, and please check out the challenge deck in the Inspire Buzz.
Taking the stage with @patrick_digan and @JoeM was such a treat!!
My Solution.. It was fun watching this at Inspire and seeing how someone else thinks through the process.
Just glad I didn't have to blow up the big Dice before I could solve it.. That looked hard!
Some wise people once said to always visualize your data, so I listen. Interesting that a score of 36 is not possible, someone more mathematician can probably explain. I wanted to use this in some fancy long run Monte Carlo simulation but maybe when we go to 5 dice.