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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.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Practical Business Intelligence
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Publishing Jupyter Notebook

Before we share our Notebook with our friends, it might be a good idea to personalize it a bit and add some finishing touches to the look. The first thing that we can do is scroll to the top of the page and click on the first cell. Initially, we had a simple print() statement producing Histogram Example, as seen in the following screenshot:

Rather than have a Python script printing out a title for our project, we can use the Markdown function in the cell to display a formatted heading, as seen in the following screenshot:

When the Markdown is selected, we are given options for the size of the heading, as seen in the following screenshot:

So, we've set our title as #Vacation Hours Distribution with a level 1 heading. Now, we just need to execute the cell for the Markdown to apply the appropriate formatting, as seen in the following screenshot:

We can also add an additional two rows in the cell below the title to indicate the developer and date of the project...