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Challenge #171: 2019 Grand Prix US - Heat 2

Asteroid

My solution.  just over 10 min..  so fun!

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Fireball

I got interrupted while working on this and forgot to pause the timer, so I'm not sure how I did on time...

 

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I think we're double-counting some households in the Grades 1-12 calculation...  For example, if a household has a child in first grade and a child in the fifth grade, wouldn't they be included in both counts?)

Since there wasn't an obvious way to separate them, I made the assumption that we were supposed to add them all together (and I filtered out any blocks where % Grades 1-12 was > 100%).
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I thought that I zipped through this pretty easily, until I ended up with a few additional blocks that were not in the solution!

Noticing that my "extras" were significantly higher-ranked than those in the solution, I realized that the intent was to cut off as soon as we hit 10,000 (I had been trying to fully utilize the 10,000 capacity by including some lower-ranked blocks that were small enough to fit within the cap). Had I realized that earlier, I would have just used Running Total; instead, I re-purposed my Multi-Row Formula instead, since it was already in the workflow.

This untidy workflow makes me cringe, but in the interest of keeping it real...


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Bolide

Definitely easier the second time through!

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Asteroid

They threw in the spacial data in there as a stumbling block.

The hardest part for me was choosing the right sorting method ascending or descending.

Awesome practice using the Running Total tool, which makes life easy!

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Meteor

It's simple to brute force this one, I wonder what the more elegant solutions are? 

 

 

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I basically just sorted the data on the criteria I wanted to rank and then used a record ID tool to apply a rank to the rows. 

 

Asteroid

I wonder if there's any way to use the optimization tool to get this answer 

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Meteoroid
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Here is my solution! 

Quasar
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Alteryx Certified Partner

My solution:

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Alteryx Certified Partner

A significant chunk of time was spent deciding column names - but otherwise was good fun sorting out the ranking

 

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And a time of 10.13

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