My oldest daughter recently received a Scramble Squares puzzle. If you are not familiar, it is a puzzle of 9 cards you are supposed to arrange in a 3x3 grid to form a continuous picture. It is also one of the most evil things you can gift to someone else.

I was talking recently with a fellow analytics expert I know from my ACL days. The question came up: does Alteryx have a function to calculate the dice coefficient between two text values? It was a great question, because while Alteryx has several fuzzy matching algorithms, dice coefficient is not…

It has been almost seven months since I announced the alpha of goalteryx, the unoffical Go SDK for building custom Alteryx tools. Now with v0.5.6 it is time to go beta. There have been a lot of changes and some new features I am excited to announce! But first…

What is goalteryx?

I…

“Code free…for amateurs”

Thus began my relationship with Alteryx.

It’s a fair reaction to call my attitude snobbish. Yet, my reaction to Alteryx was as much defensive as it was driven by pride in my ability to code: my department decided to quit our script-based tool cold turkey and I…

We were made for each other. Literally. Every essence of our beings was intertwined. Like cookies and milk, unicorns and rainbows…pigs and mud? Completely complementary, we didn’t mirror each other, but rather we made each other complete, fit to serve a grander purpose than ourselves. Which made reality all the…

Do you know what’s great? Programming. I love programming, almost as much as I love flying, and I have been obsessed with that for the last 24 years of my life. There seem to be few endeavors which allow you to quickly prototype, test, re-design, re-test, and reorganize your work…

Tom Larsen

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