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This is the second post on Table Calculations in Tableau. The first post covered the Groundwork, pill types, a worksheet layout, and the basics of the TOTAL() function. This post will look at what I consider the functions: INDEX(), FIRST(), LAST(), and SIZE(), partitioning vs....

Custom Table Calculations is one of the most advanced concepts in Tableau. The main resources Tableau provides can be found at On-Demand Training - Table Calculations (requires sign in) and Top 10 Tableau Table Calculations where you can find a variety of examples and a white paper with additional details....

I'm not a great fan of infographics, they don't assist the viewer in understanding the core story being told, so here's my alternative version of a Guardian produced infographic. See below for the original: Although pretty and colourful does it make it easy to understand the...

In August, the CDC published some data and charts related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Included was the following map breaking down alcohol use and binge drinking by state: The chart contains all the relevant information, but is less helpful than the typical excel...

This weekend saw the Croydon Cyclone disc golf tournament. It was the biggest UK tour event for a long time, and the Croydon club created a tough course. Here's the analysis of each hole's results. As you can see, it was a tough event. Click...

Over on the forum, Jeremy asked about making trellis charts. For more info on trellis/panel charts, John Peltier has a great article about them. Consider a case where you want to visualise two measures (eg sales and time) for a Dimension with many members, such...

Tableau's sample files wouldn't look so good if they weren't well designed Alistair Knock posted a great question by Moose Peterson on Google+  about feedback on user photographs on the web:why do most people just make anodyne comments along the lines of “Nice!” when they probably...

BBC Sport have just published their Price of Football survey where they looked at the cost of tickets, programmes and old-school refreshments. The following visualisation compares the BBC headline cost 'Cheapest Day Out' (the total cost of the cheapest ticket, a programme, a pie and a cup of...

I hate waiting. I hate sitting there watching the timer spin. Knowing the data is flying in the background is no comfort to me as I wait for a chart to finish loading. No matter how much data is moving through the pipes, when I...

I had a great time sharing my ‘Dimensional Design 101’ presentation with the devs at Codestock 2011. This is one of my favorite presentations and Codestock has become one of my favorite events. [...

The power of social networking has struck again. Next are seeking their next Top Model. Computer Science graduate Roland Bunce is the runaway favourite so far. I took the data of the top five entrants and created this viz to emphasize how big a lead...

You may have read my post on the bar-chart tooltip, or seen it on the Tableau Knowledge Base. That was always something I was proud of. When Tableau released v6, and with it Table Calculations, I suspected there was a way to extend it. Once...

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