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Practical Business Intelligence

By : Ahmed Sherif
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Practical Business Intelligence

By: Ahmed Sherif

Overview of this book

Business Intelligence (BI) is at the crux of revolutionizing enterprise. Everyone wants to minimize losses and maximize profits. Thanks to Big Data and improved methodologies to analyze data, Data Analysts and Data Scientists are increasingly using data to make informed decisions. Just knowing how to analyze data is not enough, you need to start thinking how to use data as a business asset and then perform the right analysis to build an insightful BI solution. Efficient BI strives to achieve the automation of data for ease of reporting and analysis. Through this book, you will develop the ability to think along the right lines and use more than one tool to perform analysis depending on the needs of your business. We start off by preparing you for data analytics. We then move on to teach you a range of techniques to fetch important information from various databases, which can be used to optimize your business. The book aims to provide a full end-to-end solution for an environment setup that can help you make informed business decisions and deliver efficient and automated BI solutions to any company. It is a complete guide for implementing Business intelligence with the help of the most powerful tools like D3.js, R, Tableau, Qlikview and Python that are available on the market.
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Practical Business Intelligence
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Loading D3 templates for development

Unlike the other tools discussed in this book, it is relatively straightforward to get started with D3. We will want to organize our work in a dedicated folder, which we will just call D3. We will also go ahead and create a text file inside the D3 folder; we will save it as index.html. This will be our working file throughout this chapter and is often the default naming convention used for the landing page for any website.

There will be two approaches to setting up a file to load D3. One will be an online approach through a link, which will work as long as you are connected to the Internet, and the other approach will work whether you are online or offline. One caveat to keep in mind is that, if you are using the offline approach, you will need to manually update the D3 file with the latest JavaScript file whenever an update to D3 is made available.

Understanding JS Bin

JS Bin ( is an online Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that...