Rapid Graphs with Tableau 8: The Original Guide for the by Stephen McDaniel

By Stephen McDaniel

Bored with dull spreadsheets and knowledge overload from complicated graphs? grasp the artwork of visualization with swift Graphs with Tableau eight! Tableau insiders Stephen and Eileen McDaniel expertly offer a hands-on case examine method and greater than 225 illustrations that might educate you the way to speedy discover and comprehend your facts to make proficient judgements in a wide selection of real-world occasions. speedy Graphs with Tableau eight comprises top practices of visible analytics for ideas on the best way to speak your findings with audience-friendly graphs, tables and maps.
«A photo is worthy 1000 phrases» is a typical asserting that's extra suitable at the present time than ever as info volumes develop and the necessity for simple entry to solutions turns into extra serious. This booklet covers the middle of Tableau features in easy-to-follow examples, up to date and extended for model eight. find out how to succeed with Tableau from the staff that begun the unique education application because the founding Tableau schooling Partner!
«A needs to learn for an individual drawn to Tableau. transparent causes, functional suggestion and lovely examples!»
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What you’ll learn
Connect to and assessment information visually
Create insightful maps and reap the benefits of view shifting
Understand the kinds of perspectives to be had in Tableau
Take benefit of the robust Marks card
and a lot more
Who this publication is for
Rapid Graphs with Tableau eight is a brilliant source for these new to Tableau, and likewise comprises valuable assistance and methods for complicated clients in addition.

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This is a cutting-edge graph type developed by data visualization expert Stephen Few. It displays a lot of information in a compact area, yet it is easy to read (once you understand how it works). You can use bullet graphs if you have a dimension and two related measures—an actual measure, such as Profit, and a target measure, such as Budget Profit. 57 Chapter 4 ■ Core View Types in Tableau A bullet graph with Profit by State—the target is Budget Profit The horizontal bar is the “bullet,” Profit in this example, shown by State.

On the Marks Card, click the down caret on the Label oval containing SUM (Profit) and select Add Table Calculation from the drop-down. The Table Calculation dialog appears. In the Table Calculation dialog, change Calculation Type to Percent of Total. This changes the option under Calculation Definition to “Summarize the values from:”. Select Pane from the drop-down, and click OK. The Table Calculation dialog alters the calculation type 8. The text values change to percentages in each view pane.

This changes the option under Calculation Definition to “Summarize the values from:”. Select Pane from the drop-down, and click OK. The Table Calculation dialog alters the calculation type 8. The text values change to percentages in each view pane. These percentages are the percent of total profit for that pane in each binned sales bar. Notice that the default format is too precise for this purpose. Right-click the Label oval containing SUM (Profit) on the Marks Card and select Format from the context menu.

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