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# Going the Distance in Tableau

## Going the Distance in Tableau: Clustering Based on Distance

The final example of using distance calculations in Tableau looks at clustering cities based on their relative distance to a selected set of points. This is based on the table calculation method we looked at in the previous two sections, with the formula I called...

## Going the Distance in Tableau: Dynamically Comparing Different Distribution Centers

In this next scenario, we are going to look at which distribution center is closest to a selected city. This is highly similar to the previous scenario with a change to the setup for the crosstab’s filtering. We need to have a two-level sort similar...

## Going the Distance in Tableau: Taking the Next Step with Set Actions

Adding onto the previous post about increasing our interactivity and boosting the dynamism of our data, we’re now going to discuss how set actions can take you even further in Tableau. Set Actions Take You the Extra Mile With the additional functionality of set actions in Tableau...

## Going the Distance in Tableau: Becoming Fully Dynamic with Table Calculations

Let me start off here by laying out the pros and cons of using table calculations when it comes to measuring distance. Pros: Table calcs do all of the work instead of us having to type out every latitude and longitude coordinate in a calculated...

## Going the Distance in Tableau: Greater Interactivity with Parameters

In the last blog, we looked at comparing all locations against a single, static point. Now, we can build on this and account for a selection of points in our distance calculation by using a parameter. This will enhance the interactivity of our viz and allow...

## Going the Distance in Tableau: Fixed Point Comparisons

Calculated fields are awesome. They can be used to discover incredible insights in your data by using fields from your original data source. And if some of those fields are latitude and longitude, they can be used for more than just plotting. You truly can...

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