Author Archives: Tanya

TCB Analytics Founder, Tanya Cashorali, presents at PlotCon Data Visualization conference in NYC

Plotly, an interactive charting and business intelligence platform for data science, held its first annual data visualization conference in NYC this year. PlotCon was a sold out visionary conference about all things data visualization. The lineup of speakers was impressive to say the least, including the likes of Hadley Wickham, Jenny Bryan, Kent Russell and […]

Visualizing Raw Material Genealogy using R, Shiny and d3.js

Drug manufacturing requires detailed monitoring of raw material inputs, intermediates, and outputs, or final drug substances. The ability to quickly query for a specific drug recipe is critical to understanding trends and improving the at-line response time to potential negative deviations. Typically, mining this genealogy data is time consuming and is usually a task reserved […]

Automate the Updating of Tableau Dashboards using R

Many analysis projects involve data that is not stored in a database or easily accessible directly through Tableau. In some cases, clients have disparate Excel sheets that require cleansing or some amount of manipulation before importing into Tableau. The client may send updated data often, which requires re-running scripts, updating the data manually in Tableau […]

Use Your Organization’s Data to More Accurately Predict Sales

If your organization uses Salesforce.com to track all of your sales leads, contacts, and opportunities, then you’re probably familiar with its forecasting capabilities. As opportunities move through the sales cycle, the probability to close tends to increase. Here’s a chart showing typical winning probabilities for each stage. For example, every lead that comes into the […]

How to Hire and Test for Data Skills: a One-Size-Fits-All Interview Kit

Update: Click here to view the Strata presentation video covering this topic. Most people will agree that interviewing is one of the most difficult and least enjoyable professional activities in which we engage. Given the recent demand for data analytics and data scientist skills, it has become an increasingly daunting task for managers to adequately […]

New Year’s Resolution: Move Beyond the Data Help Desk

It’s the first week back to work after the holidays. People are announcing personal goals for the year and New Year’s resolutions. It’s also a good time to apply that same reflective approach towards the health of your company or organization. Most large companies have a few good data people. They’re usually the ones that […]