Boxscores is a free service that allows you to load Sports data directly inside Tableau Software. My goal is to help you iterate through data visualisation with Tableau with relevant and fun data that is already cleaned, processed and ready to be exploited.
How to use it ?
In your Tableau Software, you may just load a new data source through a “Web Data Connector”, and type in the URL http://www.boxscores.one. The loaded page will guide through the dataset you want to download to your Tableau Software.
Which datasets are available ?
Currently, I have uploaded 2 NBA datasets. The first one provides with some global information about the NBA teams. The second one (more interesting for data visualisation purposes) provides with the teams statistics for each season recorded (from 2013 to 2018)
Little by little, I will add to the service new datasources, such as the players statistics, or the games statistics for the regular season and the playoff season.
Every time a datasource is released on Boxscores, I will also write a dedicated post on the blog to get into more details about the data model that was chosen to expose the data. I guess this is always easier to work with documented data.
As I have mentioned, the service is completely free to use. If you use it and you create some Dashboards, I would be glad to share them on my blog. I hope you’ll enjoy visualising some sports data, and show the value we can get from it.
If you wish to have an update of all Boxscores’ future releases, I think the best to be alerted will be to subscribe to my newsletter. This way, whenever I upgrade the service, you’ll be notified right in your mailbox.