Over 70 recipes for creating visual stories with your data using Tableau
- Quickly create impressive and effective graphics which would usually take hours in other tools
- Lots of illustrations to keep you on track
- Includes examples that apply to a general audience
You know the feeling when you are asked to change or add a certain data point in your graph at the last minute. Usually, you have to scramble to complete the project and risk accuracy; this is not so with Tableau, however. Tableau is a revolutionary toolkit that lets you simply and effectively create high quality data visualizations.
"Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook" will show you the exact steps required to generate simple to complex graphics. Whether they are pie charts or box plots, you can create such graphics with ease and confidence; no more searching for scripts or laborious Excel hacks. This book will help you make the most of Tableau and show you how to finish your projects quicker using this toolkit.
In this book you’ll start with getting your data into Tableau, move onto generating progressively complex graphics, and end with the finishing touches and packaging your work for distribution.
This book is filled with practical recipes to help you create filled maps, use custom markers, add slider selectors, and create dashboards. You will learn how to manipulate data in various ways by applying various filters, logic, and calculating various aggregate measures. Then, we will create animated graphs and provide search box and drop-down selectors to users. This book will help you to create stunning graphics in very short amount of time.
If you want to effortlessly create beautiful visualizations of data then "Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook" is for you!
What you will learn from this book
- Forecast with trend lines
- Manipulate and transform data
- Import data from various sources
- Create filled maps and use any shape file
- Share your work easily
- Create dashboards and scorecards
- Format and finish the graphic
- Observe statistical distributions
This Cookbook contains step-by-step instructions for Tableau users to create effective graphics. The book is designed in such a way that you can refer to it chapter by chapter; you can look at the list of recipes and read them in no particular order.
Who this book is written for
You’ll gain the most from this book if you have basic understanding of various chart types and of their importance. Knowing when to employ a certain graphic will be equally useful. This book will get you up to speed if you just started using Tableau. You’ll find this book useful if you spend a lot of time conducting data analysis and creating reports.
About the Author
Ashutosh R. Nandeshwar has extensive experience in data mining, machine learning, and information visualization. He is one of the few analytics professionals in the higher education industry who have developed analytical solutions for all stages of the student lifecycle (from recruitment to giving). He enjoys speaking to technical and non-technical audiences about the power of data as well as ranting about data professionals' chasing of "interesting" things. He received his PhD/MS from West Virginia University and BE from Nagpur University, all in Industrial Engineering. You can follow him on Twitter, @n_ashutosh, and on his website, http://www.nandeshwar.info.