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Hi Geniuses -

I am currently on the bench for about 3 weeks and I’m trying to put that time to good use by learning some more advanced data analytics methods. Any recommendations?

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Hey - Tableau does have a free trial available (for 14 Days, so that works perfectly). Our firm also uses Spotfire and Power BI for analytics as well, so those could be secondary. Tableau isn’t hard if you’re decent at excel, so maybe look into coursework surrounding the Server edition as well.


I have used R and R studio in the past so I thought it might be worthwhile to brush up on that, but I would also like to learn how to use Tableau but I don’t currently have access to it


Depending on the volume I always feel that coursework and reading only gets you so far. Would recommend taking on a mini project to really delve into something


You might need to check but if you still have access to your university email, I think you can get a longer trial for Tableau.


Codecademy is free to use but that's straight coding classes


As mentioned above tableau is pretty easy to pickup if you know excel. I personally think excel is better if you want the ability to customize on the fly and make adjustments to data.

If you found R useful you would prob find python useful as well

Which firm are you with? I'd be surprised if most don't have an Enterprise license. At D you can request it via the software page.

Python Edu is something you can walk through yourself and provides a good foundation for all Python learning

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Tableau has a free version for learners. Just google tableau public

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