One of the most common problems I run into in while building Spotfire projects is requests that are too large. They begin simply with a request for data or a modification to an existing project. However, it quickly balloons into more and more until we’ve created a monstrously huge project. One of these monsters jumped on my desk last August, and I’ve been working on it since then with a few stops and starts. Last night, I wrapped up a week of work in Midland. I was about to shut down my machine when I realized I wanted to write up what I’ve learned about how to increase the speed of delivery in these monster project situations.Read More »5 Ways to Increase Speed of Delivery
Welcome to part 6 of my Spotfire Data Limiting Series. The first post in the covered data limiting with the filter and data panels. The second post talked about data limiting in the web player. The third post discussed limiting using filtering schemes. Then, I covered limiting with marking. Last week touched on limiting with expressions. This week, we talk about data limiting with subsets.
Very few users know about limiting with subsets. When I took TIBCO’s Spotfire Essentials course, subsets were covered. I subsequently eliminated them from my own Essentials training as there was just too much to learn. I don’t use them very often, so this post was a great opportunity for me to revisit and rethink when they are most useful.Read More »Data Limiting with Subsets
I always enjoy writing Python code. It’s fun, expressive, and my go to language when starting a new project. Python has exploded the past few years becoming the language of choice in many areas. No area has been affected more than data science and analytics.Read More »Why use Python?
Welcome to part 5 of my Spotfire Data Limiting Series. The first post in the series covered data limiting with the filter and data panels. The second post talked about data limiting in the web player. The third post discussed limiting using filtering schemes. Last week, I covered limiting with marking. Now, we are on to limiting with expressions. As a new Spotfire user, I was enamored with filtering schemes, but as my skills developed, limiting with marking became my go-to method.Read More »Data Limiting With Expressions
Last week, I attended the Gartner Analytics conference in Orlando. It was my first time attending a Gartner event. Granted, I have previously read their research. The scale of the event impressive. The speakers were top-notch, and the content was relevant to the challenges I deal with every day. To summarize the most important things learned, I developed 3 key messages from Gartner. They contextualize the 7 presentations I attended into important themes important for analytics at any company. Read on if…
- Your company is struggling with delivering data to users in a timely fashion.
- You would like to use analytics to be more innovative.
Youranalytics environment seems confusing and chaotic.
This week, I was working on a Spotfire project with integrated filtering and marking using relations. I’m having some issues with this functionality. As part of my troubleshooting, I wanted to confirm all wells existed in both related tables. I was able to compare data in tables using lists very easily. Read more to find out how.Read More »Compare Data in Tables Using Lists
Welcome to part 4 of my Spotfire Data Limiting Series. The first post in the series covered data limiting with the filter and data panels. The second post talked about data limiting in the web player. The third post discussed limiting using filtering schemes. Now, we are on to limiting with marking, which many people know as creating details visualizations. This is one of my favorite features of Spotfire, and it’s one of the application’s many interactive features.Read More »Data Limiting with Marking
A Spotfire user reached out to me on LinkedIn last week asking about developing Spotfire skills. He wanted to know what skills to focus on and how to develop them. I have LOTS of ideas and thoughts on this. Therefore, this week’s post looks at building Spotfire skills based on roles in the oil and gas industry.Read More »Developing Spotfire Skills
- Would you like to create a new table based on unique values from a different table?
- Would you like to learn how to reference a column in a TERR data function?
- Are you combining data from different sources and having problems with duplication?