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# data visualization Tag

## Tableau Essentials: Chart Types – Scatter Plot

The scatter plot, also known as a scatter diagram, scatter chart, scattergram or scatter graph, is useful to compare two different measures for patterns. Like the circle view and the side-by-side circle chart, the scatter plot also uses symbols to visualize data. The big difference...

## Tableau Essentials: Chart Types – Area Charts (Continuous & Discrete)

The area chart is a combination between a line graph and a stacked bar chart. It shows relative proportions of totals or percentage relationships. By stacking the volume beneath the line, the chart shows the total of the fields as well as their relative size...

## Tableau Viz: A Scatter Plot with a Twist – The Movement Plot

The Challenge Visualize movement from Date A to Date B with one dimension and two measures. More specifically, display how these measures interact with each other and affect the outcome or performance of the dimension over time. This problem was posed to me by one of...

## Designing a Classic Timeline in Tableau

Typical day-to-day analysis is focused on things that have happened in recent days, months or years. We seldom go far enough into the past to make us think about what to do with dates prior to “date zero” (normally, January 1, 1900). That is unless...

## 2014 Midterm Elections Visualized in Tableau: House of Representatives

On election night every two years, major news organization compete for the best presentation of vote results. Data consumers are particularly drawn to red and blue colored maps. In recent years, there have been some impressive variations on mapping techniques, many of them aimed at...

## 2014 Midterm Elections Visualized in Tableau: House of Representatives

On election night every two years, major news organization compete for the best presentation of vote results. Data consumers are particularly drawn to red and blue colored maps. In recent years, there have been some impressive variations on mapping techniques, many of them aimed at...

## Tableau Essentials: Chart Types – Dual-Line Chart (Non-Synchronized)

A dual-line chart (also referred to as a dual-axis chart) is an extension of the line chart with a notable exception: It allows for more than one measure to be represented with two different axis ranges. This is done by assigning the right and left sides...

## Tableau Essentials: Chart Types – Line Charts (Continuous & Discrete)

The line chart is ideal for when you want to illustrate trends over time. To use the line chart, you must have a date field. In the below example (Figure 1), we are comparing the quarterly profit by SubRegion over the course of several years....

## Tableau Viz: Reddit Watches Peyton Manning Make History

For those of us who cannot live without both the internet and NFL football, Sunday afternoons no longer involve staring at just one screen. The television is dedicated to the game, my phone is dedicated to fantasy football and my laptop is for Reddit game...

## Tableau Essentials: Chart Types – Side-by-Side Circle View

The side-by-side circle view is a variant of the circle view. The side-by-side circle allows you to add more measures to be compared next to each other for a richer analysis. To examine the side-by-side circle view, let’s take a hypothetical retail company and use...

## Fun with Finances in Tableau: Stepping Up My Game with Action Filters

Last time out, I created a very simple and straightforward dashboard based on my family’s finances up to this point in the year. You can find that original dashboard here. While I’m all about making things less complicated than they need to be, I thought it...

## A Brief History of Graphs

Next week, there is a little conference going on in the great city of San Francisco called Graph Connect. Graph Connect is the only conference of its kind. It’s a conference that focuses solely on the world of graph databases and applications, featuring the leading...

## Tableau Essentials: Chart Types – Circle View

The circle view is another powerful visualization for comparative analysis. The example below in Figure 1 has quite a bit of information packed into a single visualization. First, you can see that we are examining the sales figures for each product category.  Take a look at...

## Tableau Essentials: Chart Types – Treemap

Treemaps are a relatively new feature to Tableau, first appearing in version 8.0. They are very powerful visualizations, particularly for illustrating hierarchical (tree-structured) data and part-to-whole relationships. Because of their visual nature, treemapping is ideal for legibly showing hundreds or even thousands of items in...

## The 2014-2015 NHL Schedule Visualized in Tableau

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler and the end of Daylight Savings Time is right around the corner. Essentially, for people like me, life is going to suck until summer comes back around. But, there...

## Fun with Finances in Tableau: I Go to Starbucks Way too Often

Because I have just that much free time, I thought I’d take a gander at my spending so far this year using Tableau. The holiday shopping season is coming up, and I wanted to know if I would have any money left to fill stockings...

## The TC14 Schedule Visualized in Tableau

TC14 is only a few short weeks away, which means it’s time to get your conference agenda in order. Conference week will be packed with incredible breakout sessions, keynote speeches and all sorts of fun activities. With so many options, it becomes a real challenge...

## Visualizing Graph/Network Data with Gephi

Here at InterWorks, we all love Tableau. We all know that Tableau is an amazing visualization tool that allows its users to connect to a wide variety of data sources in order to visualize their data. Being a student of the pure sciences (math and...

## NCAA Big 12 Report Card: Tableau and Sports Statistics Are Always Fair Game

In preparation for the Big 12's nineteenth season, I put together a quick Tableau 8.2 workbook showing historical stats for all Big 12 teams. The workbook is highly interactive, so make sure to click on the images below to go to Tableau Public to play...

## 2014 LSU College Football Preview Visualized in Tableau

If you’re a sports fan like me, the next few weeks can seem like an eternity. The World Cup and NBA Finals are over, and the baseball playoffs have not yet started. Thus, we are left with three long weeks of waiting for the college...

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