Communicating Data with Tableau

By Ben Jones

Go past spreadsheets and tables and layout a knowledge presentation that truly makes an influence. This useful consultant indicates you the way to take advantage of Tableau software program to transform uncooked info into compelling facts visualizations that offer perception or let audience to discover the information for themselves.

Ideal for analysts, engineers, sellers, reporters, and researchers, this booklet describes the rules of speaking info and takes you on an in-depth travel of universal visualization equipment. You’ll the right way to craft articulate and artistic info visualizations with Tableau laptop 8.1 and Tableau Public 8.1.

  • Present comparisons of ways a lot and the way many
  • Use combined facts assets to create ratios and rates
  • Create charts to depict proportions and percentages
  • Visualize measures of suggest, median, and mode
  • Lean tips on how to care for version and uncertainty
  • Communicate a number of amounts within the comparable view
  • Show how amounts and occasions switch over time
  • Use maps to speak positional data
  • Build dashboards to mix numerous visualizations

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31 speaking “How a lot” An instance of the way a lot evaluating Comparisons 32 33 35 iii Fine-Tuning the Default Sorting The Dot Chart speaking “How Many” A story of 2 codecs Counting Dimensions Histograms: what percentage of the way a lot? precis 36 37 39 forty two forty three forty three forty six 50 four. Ratios and charges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty one Ratios methods of including Rank charges mixing information assets Visualizing charges precis fifty two 60 sixty three sixty four sixty five sixty seven five. Proportions and probabilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty nine Part-to-Whole Introducing Filters and quickly Filters Introducing desk Calculations Proportions as Waterfall Charts utilizing Gantt Current-to-Historical The Bullet Graph Reference traces Actual-to-Target precis sixty nine seventy one seventy four seventy nine eighty two eighty two eighty four eighty five 86 6. suggest and Median. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 the conventional Distribution An instance of “Normal” facts field Plots An instance of “Non-Normal” info Sensitivity to Outliers Visualizing ordinary Values of Non-Normal Distributions precis 88 89 ninety ninety six ninety seven ninety eight ninety nine 7. edition and Uncertainty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one zero one Respecting edition Visualizing edition iv | desk of Contents one hundred and one 104 Variation through the years: regulate Charts Anatomy of a regulate Chart how one can Create a keep watch over Chart in Tableau figuring out Uncertainty precis 106 107 107 a hundred and fifteen 123 eight. a number of amounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred twenty five Scatterplots who's Who? Making it Exploratory including history pictures Stacked Bars Regression and pattern traces The Quadrant Chart precis 126 a hundred thirty 134 136 137 141 146 148 nine. alterations over the years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 The foundation of Time Charts the road Chart The Dual-Axis Line Chart The hooked up Scatterplot The Date box sort and Seasonality The Timeline The Slopegraph Step 1: Get the knowledge Step 2: attach Tableau Step three: Create a Parameter and Matching Calculated box Step four: Create the fundamental Slopegraph Step five: upload Line Coloring and Thickness Step 6: layout the Dashboard precis one hundred fifty 151 154 158 162 166 171 171 172 172 174 one hundred seventy five 178 179 10. Maps and site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 One designated Map Circle Maps including a moment Encoding while Marks Multiply stuffed Maps Dual-Encoded Maps A Dual-Axis Map 182 183 185 186 a hundred ninety 196 197 desk of Contents | v A Dual-Encoded Circle Map precis 199 201 eleven. complex Maps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Maps with Shapes Maps displaying Paths Plotting Map Shapes utilizing Axes precis 204 211 216 223 12. the enjoyment of Dashboards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Dashboards in Tableau A observe of warning “Begin with the tip in brain” varieties of Dashboards Context Is King precis 226 228 229 230 235 238 thirteen. construction Dashboards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 development an Exploratory Dashboard Step 1: layout Step 2: Sheets relocating issues round Step three: Annotations Step four: items Step five: activities Step 6: Formatting Steps 7 and eight: supply and effects development an Explanatory Dashboard A Key aspect to give an explanation for: Nordic nations within the Lead one other Key aspect to give an explanation for: The Emergence of China precis 243 243 243 248 250 253 258 270 271 272 272 274 275 14.

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