Visualize Baseball DataIn this course, you’ll harness the power that Power BI offers to examine and analyze one of the most well-known and extensive baseball datasets freely available on the internet - Lahman’s baseball dataset.
Create Charts and Conditional FormattingBy creating insightful visualizations through built-in and customized charts and conditional formatting, you’ll bring this dataset alive. Working for a baseball historian and a team General Manager, you’ll create a range of visualizations, such as scatter plots, tornado charts, and gauges, to visualize baseball insights without overwhelming your audience.
Improve Your Power BI SkillsThroughout the course, you'll learn how to create powerful data visualizations using Power BI and develop valuable skills for data analysis and visualization. This course is perfect for baseball enthusiasts, historians, and data analysts.
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In this first chapter, you'll get your first look at Lahman's baseball dataset, which you’ll use throughout the course and start working for a baseball historian. You will help the historian look into common opinions regarding baseball batting statistics and even examine a team's performance in one specific season.
General Manager Work
In the second chapter, you will start your first tasks for the General Manager of a team, focusing on the performance of Shortstops during the 2019 season. You will also examine batting averages for different teams and players and get introduced to the Mendoza Line!
Performance Over Time
In this chapter, you will once again team up with a baseball historian to provide information on how offensive productivity has changed over time and hone in on whether batters have emphasized hitting for power as baseball has developed.
The last chapter is all about wrapping up projects for the General Manager. You will look at appearance statistics for players for different positions, and you will also track if a team has met its season targets.
PrerequisitesIntroduction to Power BI
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Kevin is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and CTO at Envizage, where he specializes in data analytics with T-SQL and R, forcing Spark clusters to do his bidding, fighting with Kafka, and pulling rabbits out of hats on demand. He is the lead contributor to Curated SQL (https://curatedsql.com) and author of PolyBase Revealed (forthcoming). A resident of Durham, North Carolina, he can be found cycling the trails along the triangle whenever the weather's nice enough.