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The earthquake and tsunami near Sendai, Japan have resulted in 3,370 confirmed deaths and over 6,700 missing. No doubt more bad news will be coming over the next few days as Japan completes search & rescue efforts. Unfortunately, our recent memory includes similar disasters...

Nathan Yau at Flowing Data posted some interesting data from TV Guide. TV’s Top Earners includes compensation data for some of of the highest paid actors and personalities on television. Pay for actors (comedy and drama) is expressed on a per episode basis,...

I enjoy reading many different blogs that include data visualizations, particularly those that include Tableau Public posts. A couple of weeks ago I ran across an interesting visualization at Russian Sphinx. Her post included a dashboard of World Health Organization data on road...

  Over at Flowing Data, Nathan Yau sent out the challenge to visualize the Pew Research Center data about how people get their news. There are many excellent examples created that can be seen over in the Flowing Data comments (some very different, some improving...

Tableau provides many types of filter including range filters for dates and numerical data, but what of textual dimensions? For instance lets say we have a dimension with data in the following format, 3-digit months with a 2-digit year and a period used by the...

Flowing data posted nice and clear instructions on how to make bubble charts using R. It's a great post, and I thought it would be a good thing to show how to create the same chart in Tableau. Readers can compare and contrast the ease...

This is the third post on simple tricks that are available in version 6. This one represents a common request we get. The client says "I want to compare the performance of x against everyone else." What is x? Well, it could be Customers, Departments,...

You may have seen my response to an Information is Beautiful post. Here's the viz I used in that post: Wikipedia banner testsThe effectiveness of donation appeals on Wikipedia Powered by Tableau This uses sheet tabs to create an "About this viz" tab. It is good practise...

Those of you who follow me on twitter (@acotgreave) will probably know that most Fridays I get involved in the rathe excellent FridayMix. This week it reaches its first birthday. I downloaded the full list of all 3500+ tracks that have appeared on a FridayMix...

Following the budget cuts announced yesterday by George Osbourne I, like I'm sure many of you, have been trying to get to grips with what these cuts will mean for the country going forward. Clicking through some of the reaction on the BBC new website...

London 2012 published the Olympic ticket prices today. There's lots of good value seats to be had. I took the data from the London 2012 site and built this viz that you can use to find out how much your favourite sport will cost you: Note:...

The government today published details of which quangos they are going to abolish. It's pretty ruthless. Here's an interactive viz using data from the Guardian Data Blog: Bonfire of the quangos Powered by Tableau Click on the Share button above to embed the viz in your own...

Warning! This post discusses disc golf. If you’ve not heard of it, just imagine I’m referring to “normal” golf. The US Disc Golf Championships, the world’s toughest, and richest event is happening this week. The leaderboard's on the PDGA.com, and on the USDGC sites are ok,...

There’s a chart doing the rounds that shows who is suing whom in the telecoms industries (eg at the Guardian). David McCandelish has improved it nicely here, and asked the question of whether companies who’s revenue is going down are more litigious than those on...

[Update: in theory, v6.1.1 has made it easier to create the bars described in this post by using REPLACE() and SPACE(). However, at time of writing (19 Aug 2011) there is a problem: while the solution works fine in Tableau Desktop, the view won't display...

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