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Analytics Dispatch 6/7/2021

The self-serve shibboleth

IN THE CLUB
The Self-serve Shibboleth
“The problem self-serve is meant to solve—that there are more questions than analysts, and we don’t have time to answer them all—is still a problem, even if self-serve is a lousy solution.” - benn.substack

GETTING META
DataHub: Popular Metadata Architectures Explained
It doesn’t matter how cost-efficient or scaleable your data warehouse is if your stakeholders are wasting time trying to find the right dataset to perform analysis. - LinkedIn Engineering

DON’T REPEAT YOURSELF
One Little Thing: Reusing Code Chunks and Chunk Options with knitr
These methods make it more flexible to author and program a knitr document. - Yihui Xie

FLYING COLORS
Palette App
This tool helps generate palettes suited for UI Design, where most of the time you need to work with a few base colors and a whole range of different variations and shades. - Gabriel Adorf

TABLESTAKES
How to Make Beautiful Tables in R
Ah, the table—the backbone of data analysis—often overlooked for flashier charts. This nice list of R packages gives you options for building these stalwart presenters of data. - R for the Rest of Us

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