A Glimpse into Michigan’s Children in Poverty

I created this report after seeing a list of local youth service organizations published by the Detroit Free Press. It features simple visualizations based on US Census data from 2015. One unique feature is a Shape Map county “highlight” effect achieved by layering maps. Also uses a custom Shape Map showing the concentration of poverty in Detroit and…

R Tools for Visual Studio

The BlueGranite blog recently featured a post I wrote about R Tools for Visual Studio. It’s not meant to be an in-depth exploration into RTVS. Rather, at a high level, it takes a very basic look at some reasons why a developer may choose to use RTVS either in conjunction with or in lieu of R…

What’s Happening with “Quick Calc” in Power BI?

In the Power BI Desktop update last May, Microsoft released “Quick Calc”. As a convenient feature that eliminates the need to write a custom DAX expression for a simple percent of total calculation, it was lauded at the time of release. Does Quick Calc have a future with the addition of more convenient built-in calculations? I hope so.