Learning Tableau 10

Author: Joshua N. Milligan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786468921

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 589

Learn how to create effective data visualizations with Tableau and unlock a smarter approach to business analytics. It might just transform your organization About This Book Create stylish visualizations and dashboards that explain complexity with clarity Learn effective data storytelling to transform how your business uses ideas and makes decisions Explore all the new features in Tableau 10 and start to redefine what business analytics means to your organization Who This Book Is For Got data? Not sure what to make of it? This is the guide for you – whether you've been working with Tableau for years or are just beginning your adventure into business analytics. What You Will Learn Find out how to build effective visualizations and dashboards Prepare and clean your data so you can be sure Tableau is finding answers to your questions – not raising more problems Discover how to create advanced visualizations that explain complexity with clarity and style Dig deeper into your data with clustering and distribution models that allow you to analyze trends and make forecasts Learn how to use data storytelling to aid decision-making and strategy Share dashboards and visualizations to cultivate a culture where data is available and valued In Detail Tableau has for some time been one of the most popular Business Intelligence and data visualization tools available. Why? Because, quite simply, it's a tool that's responsive to the needs of modern businesses. But it's most effective when you know how to get what you want from it – it might make your business intelligent, but it isn't going to make you intelligent... We'll make sure you're well prepared to take full advantage of Tableau 10's new features. Whether you're an experienced data analyst that wants to explore 2016's new Tableau, or you're a beginner that wants to expand their skillset and bring a more professional and sharper approach to their organization, we've got you covered. Beginning with the fundamentals, such as data preparation, you'll soon learn how to build and customize your own data visualizations and dashboards, essential for high-level visibility and effective data storytelling. You'll also find out how to so trend analysis and forecasting using clustering and distribution models to inform your analytics. But it's not just about you – when it comes to data it's all about availability and access. That's why we'll show you how to share your Tableau visualizations. It's only once insights are shared and communicated that you – and your organization – will start making smarter and informed decisions. And really, that's exactly what this guide is for. Style and approach Practical yet comprehensive, this Tableau guide takes you from the fundamentals of the tool before diving deeper into creating advanced visualizations. Covering the latest features found in Tableau 10, this might be the guide that transforms your organization.

Tableau Your Data!

Fast and Easy Visual Analysis with Tableau Software

Author: Daniel G. Murray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111900120X

Category: Computers

Page: 736

View: 1752

Transform your organization's data into actionable insights with Tableau Tableau is designed specifically to provide fast and easy visual analytics. The intuitive drag-and-drop interface helps you create interactive reports, dashboards, and visualizations, all without any special or advanced training. This all new edition of Tableau Your Data! is your Tableau companion, helping you get the most out of this invaluable business toolset. Tableau Your Data! shows you how to build dynamic, best of breed visualizations using the Tableau Software toolset. This comprehensive guide covers the core feature set for data analytics, and provides clear step-by-step guidance toward best practices and advanced techniques that go way beyond the user manual. You'll learn how Tableau is different from traditional business information analysis tools, and how to navigate your way around the Tableau 9.0 desktop before delving into functions and calculations, as well as sharing with the Tableau Server. Analyze data more effectively with Tableau Desktop Customize Tableau's settings for your organization's needs with detailed real-world examples on data security, scaling, syntax, and more Deploy visualizations to consumers throughout the enterprise - from sales to marketing, operations to finance, and beyond Understand Tableau functions and calculations and leverage Tableau across every link in the value chain Learn from actual working models of the book's visualizations and other web-based resources via a companion website Tableau helps you unlock the stories within the numbers, and Tableau Your Data! puts the software's full functionality right at your fingertips.

Storytelling with Data

A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals

Author: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119002265

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

View: 4150

Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!

Learning Tableau 10 - Second Edition

Author: Joshua N. Milligan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786466358

Category:

Page: 432

View: 4442

Learn how to create effective data visualizations with Tableau and unlock a smarter approach to business analytics. It might just transform your organizationAbout This Book- Create stylish visualizations and dashboards that explain complexity with clarity- Learn effective data storytelling to transform how your business uses ideas and makes decisions- Explore all the new features in Tableau 10 and start to redefine what business analytics means to your organizationWho This Book Is ForGot data? Not sure what to make of it? This is the guide for you - whether you've been working with Tableau for years or are just beginning your adventure into business analytics.What You Will Learn- Find out how to build effective visualizations and dashboards- Prepare and clean your data so you can be sure Tableau is finding answers to your questions - not raising more problems- Discover how to create advanced visualizations that explain complexity with clarity and style- Dig deeper into your data with clustering and distribution models that allow you to analyze trends and make forecasts- Learn how to use data storytelling to aid decision-making and strategy- Share dashboards and visualizations to cultivate a culture where data is available and valuedIn DetailTableau has for some time been one of the most popular Business Intelligence and data visualization tools available. Why? Because, quite simply, it's a tool that's responsive to the needs of modern businesses. But it's most effective when you know how to get what you want from it - it might make your business intelligent, but it isn't going to make you intelligent...We'll make sure you're well prepared to take full advantage of Tableau 10's new features. Whether you're an experienced data analyst that wants to explore 2016's new Tableau, or you're a beginner that wants to expand their skillset and bring a more professional and sharper approach to their organization, we've got you covered. Beginning with the fundamentals, such as data preparation, you'll soon learn how to build and customize your own data visualizations and dashboards, essential for high-level visibility and effective data storytelling. You'll also find out how to so trend analysis and forecasting using clustering and distribution models to inform your analytics.But it's not just about you - when it comes to data it's all about availability and access. That's why we'll show you how to share your Tableau visualizations. It's only once insights are shared and communicated that you - and your organization - will start making smarter and informed decisions. And really, that's exactly what this guide is for.Style and approachPractical yet comprehensive, this Tableau guide takes you from the fundamentals of the tool before diving deeper into creating advanced visualizations. Covering the latest features found in Tableau 10, this might be the guide that transforms your organization.

Tableau 10 Bootcamp

Intensive training for data visualization and dashboarding

Author: Joshua N. Milligan,Donabel Santos

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787282929

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 5708

Sharpen your data visualization skills with Tableau 10 Bootcamp. About This Book Make informed decisions using powerful visualizations in Tableau Learn effective data storytelling to transform how your business uses ideas Use this extensive bootcamp that makes you an efficient Tableau user in a short span of time Who This Book Is For This book caters to business, data, and analytics professionals who want to build rich interactive visualizations using Tableau Desktop. Familiarity with previous versions of Tableau will be helpful, but not necessary. What You Will Learn Complete practical Tableau tasks with each chapter Build different types of charts in Tableau with ease Extend data using calculated fields and parameters Prepare and refine data for analysis Create engaging and interactive dashboards Present data effectively using story points In Detail Tableau is a leading visual analytics software that can uncover insights for better and smarter decision-making. Tableau has an uncanny ability to beautify your data, compared to other BI tools, which makes it an ideal choice for performing fast and easy visual analysis. A military camp style fast-paced learning book that builds your understanding of Tableau 10 in no time. This day based learning guide contains the best elements from two of our published books, Learning Tableau 10 - Second Edition and Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Cookbook, and delivers practical, learning modules in manageable chunks. Each chunk is delivered in a "day", and each "day" is a productive day. Each day builds your competency in Tableau. You will increase your competence in integrating analytics and forecasting to enhance data analysis during the course of this Bootcamp. Each chapter presents core concepts and key takeaways about a topic in Tableau and provides a series of hands-on exercises. In addition to these exercises, at the end of the chapter, you will find self-check quizzes and extra drills to challenge you, to take what you learned to the next level. To summarize, this book will equip you with step-by-step instructions through rigorous tasks, practical callouts, and various real-world examples and assignments to reinforce your understanding of Tableau 10. Style and approach A fast paced book filled with highly-effective real-world examples to help you build new things and help you in solving problems in newer and unseen ways.

Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Cookbook

Author: Donabel Santos

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786469731

Category: Computers

Page: 476

View: 9849

Create powerful, effective visualizations to help analyze your data with Tableau 10 by your side About This Book Cook your favorite Tableau 10 business intelligence recipe with the help of this easy-to-follow book Build beautiful, interactive dashboards and visualizations in Tableau 10 that help you make informed decisions This rich collection of independent recipes cover everything needed to become an advanced Tableau user and get an edge over other Tableau users Who This Book Is For This book is targeted to business, data, and analytics professionals who want to build rich interactive visualizations using Tableau. Familiarity with previous versions of Tableau would be helpful, but is not necessary. What You Will Learn Become familiar with the Tableau interface Build basic to more advanced charts with step-by-step recipes Use filters, calculated fields, parameters, and actions to add interactivity to charts and dashboards Prepare and transform data for analysis using Tableau's built-in tools and functions Create effective and compelling dashboards and story points Leverage Tableau's mapping capabilities to visualize location and shape data Integrate analytics and forecasting to enhance data analysis Get to know tips and tricks to work more quickly and effectively in Tableau Increase your confidence and competence in creating rich, interactive visualizations in Tableau In Detail Tableau is a software tool that can speed up data analysis through its rich visualization capabilities, and help uncover insights for better and smarter decision making. This book is for the business, technology, data and analytics professionals who use and analyze data and data-driven approaches to support business operations and strategic initiatives in their organizations. This book provides easy-to-follow recipes to get the reader up and running with Tableau 10, and covers basic to advanced use cases and scenarios. The book starts with building basic charts in Tableau and moves on to building more complex charts by incorporating different Tableau features and interactivity components. There is an entire chapter dedicated to dashboard techniques and best practices. A number of recipes specifically for geospatial visualization, analytics, and data preparation are also covered. By the end of this book, you'll have gained confidence and competence to analyze and communicate data and insights more efficiently and effectively by creating compelling interactive charts, dashboards, and stories in Tableau. Style and approach This book is a collection of independent recipes that cover a wide range of options for data visualization on offer with Tableau. With the help of the recipes in this book, you can explore Tableau and pick the business intelligence solution that's best suited for your needs.

Tableau For Dummies

Author: Molly Monsey,Paul Sochan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119134838

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 8171

Make your data work for you! Tableau For Dummies brings order to the chaotic world of data. Understanding your data and organizing it into formats and visualizations that make sense to you are crucial to making a real impact on your business with the information that's already at your fingertips. This easy-to-use reference explores the user interface, and guides you through the process of connecting your data sources to the software. Additionally, this approachable, yet comprehensive text shows you how to use graphs, charts, and other images to bring visual interest to your data, how to create dashboards from multiple data sources, and how to export the visualizations that you have developed into multiple formats that translate into positive change for your business. The mission of Tableau Software is to grant you access to data that, when put into action, will help you build your company. Learning to use the data available to you helps you make informed, grounded business decisions that can spell success for your company. Navigate the user interface to efficiently access the features you need Connect to various spreadsheets, databases, and other data sources to create a multi-dimensional snapshot of your business Develop visualizations with easy to use drag and drop features Start building your data with templates and sample workbooks to spark your creativity and help you organize your information Tableau For Dummies is a step-by-step resource that helps you make sense of the data landscape—and put your data to work in support of your business.

Implementing Tableau Server

A Guide to Implementing Tableau Server

Author: Chandraish Sinha

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999244906

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9057

An efficiently performing Server is a key for success in any visualization application. This book acts as a step-by-step guide for implementing Tableau Server. It provides A-Z details, from Installation, Managing Content, Security to Branding and much more. It also gives you a good insight into command line utilities. The book provides plenty of exercises which help in understanding and practicing the concepts. Each chapter is accompanied with step-by-step exercises. Who needs this book? This book is for professionals who want to learn about implementing Tableau Server in a business environment. It is useful for Tableau Server administrators, Site Administrators, Developers and Analysts. About this book Chapter1. Overview This Chapter provides an overview of Tableau environment, Tableau desktop and Tableau Server. Chapter2. Installing Tableau Server This chapter will help you in installing the Tableau Server on a single machine and in a distributed environment. Chapter3. Tableau Server Workspace In this chapter learn all the aspects of Tableau Server User interface. Chapter4. Security This chapter deals with securing the Tableau server environment. Chapter5. Managing Sites This chapter provides details on how to create and maintain a Site in Tableau. Chapter6. Branding This chapter provides information on how to change the look and feel of the Tableau Server interface. Chapter7. Performance and Monitoring This chapter provides tips on how to improve performance and monitoring of the server. Chapter8. Backup and Restore This chapter provides details on taking server backup and restoring the server in case of system failure. Chapter9. Log files This chapter provides details on all the types of log files in Tableau. Chapter10. Command Line Utilities This chapter provides details on how to use command line utilities viz. tabcmd and tabadmin to manage the server. Chapter11. Javascript API This chapter provides details on how to use javascript API. Chapter12. Managing Content This chapter provides details on how to create users, Projects, and Groups. It also details on publishing and securing views. This chapter also provide an overview of web authoring in Tableau. How to use this Book This book gives all the concepts related to Tableau Server. To recreate scenarios presented in this book, use Tableau Server or Tableau Online. A two-week trial version of Tableau Server can be downloaded from http: //www.tableau.com/products/ The book also makes use of Tableau desktop. Tableau desktop is used to publish data sources and views on the server. Download Tableau desktop from http: //www.tableau.com/products/ To gain detailed understanding of designing visualization using Tableau desktop, visit http: //www.tableau.com/learn/training for free online videos provided by Tableau. You can also refer my book Tableau 10 for Beginners, available on Amazon.

Tableau 10.0 Best Practices

Author: Jenny Zhang

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786467100

Category: Computers

Page: 298

View: 3246

Develop a deep understanding of Tableau 10.0 and get to know tricks to understand your data About This Book Quickly learn tips, tricks, and best practices about Tableau from Tableau masters Whether it is data blending or complex calculations, you can solve your problem with ease and confidence; no more searching for a help doc or waiting for support If you want to quickly master Tableau, then this book is for you Who This Book Is For This book is for Tableau users who have a basic to average understanding of the various features available in Tableau. You'll find this book useful if you spend a lot of time conducting data analysis and visualizations with Tableau. What You Will Learn Connect to variety of data (cloud and local) and blend it in an efficient way for fast analytics Advanced calculations such as LOD calculations and Table calculations See advanced use cases of Parameter, Sorting, and Filters Get practical tips on how to format dashboards following the Zen of dashboard design See examples of a variety of visualizations such as cohort analysis, Jitters chart, and multiple small charts See the new features in Tableau 10—cross data source filter, worksheet as tooltip, cluster, and custom territory In Detail Tableau has emerged as an industry leader in the field of data discovery and business analytic software solutions. While there is a lot of information on how to use the tool, most Tableau users are faced with the challenge on how it can be effectively used to derive meaningful business insights from the uncharted territory of data. This book will give you useful tips from Tableau masters learned from years of experience working with Tableau. You'll start by getting your data into Tableau, move on to generating progressively complex visualizations, and end with finishing touches and packaging your work for distribution. Inside you will learn the exact steps required to solve complex real-life problems. Whether it is data blending or complex calculations, you can solve your problem with ease and confidence; no more searching for Help doc or waiting for support. This book will help you make the most of Tableau and become a Tableau expert. Style and approach The book will show you hacks to solve complex real-life problems. This book will help you make the most of Tableau and become a Tableau expert. This book is packed with lots of real-life problems with step-by-step instructions from Tableau experts.

Communicating Data with Tableau

Author: Ben Jones

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449372007

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 334

View: 4330

Go beyond spreadsheets and tables and design a data presentation that really makes an impact. This practical guide shows you how to use Tableau Software to convert raw data into compelling data visualizations that provide insight or allow viewers to explore the data for themselves. Ideal for analysts, engineers, marketers, journalists, and researchers, this book describes the principles of communicating data and takes you on an in-depth tour of common visualization methods. You’ll learn how to craft articulate and creative data visualizations with Tableau Desktop 8.1 and Tableau Public 8.1. Present comparisons of how much and how many Use blended data sources to create ratios and rates Create charts to depict proportions and percentages Visualize measures of mean, median, and mode Lean how to deal with variation and uncertainty Communicate multiple quantities in the same view Show how quantities and events change over time Use maps to communicate positional data Build dashboards to combine several visualizations

Learning Alteryx

A beginner's guide to using Alteryx for self-service analytics and business intelligence

Author: Renato Baruti

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788398688

Category: Computers

Page: 228

View: 2569

Implement your Business Intelligence solutions without any coding - by leveraging the power of the Alteryx platform About This Book Experience the power of codeless analytics using Alteryx, a leading Business Intelligence tool Uncover hidden trends and valuable insights from your data across different sources and make accurate predictions Includes real-world examples to put your understanding of the features in Alteryx to practical use Who This Book Is For This book is for aspiring data professionals who want to learn and implement self-service analytics from scratch, without any coding. Those who have some experience with Alteryx and want to gain more proficiency will also find this book to be useful. A basic understanding of the data science concepts is all you need to get started with this book. What You Will Learn Create efficient workflows with Alteryx to answer complex business questions Learn how to speed up the cleansing, data preparing, and shaping process Blend and join data into a single dataset for self-service analysis Write advanced expressions in Alteryx leading to an optimal workflow for efficient processing of huge data Develop high-quality, data-driven reports to improve consistency in reporting and analysis Explore the flexibility of macros by automating analytic processes Apply predictive analytics from spatial, demographic, and behavioral analysis and quickly publish, schedule Share your workflows and insights with relevant stakeholders In Detail Alteryx, as a leading data blending and advanced data analytics platform, has taken self-service data analytics to the next level. Companies worldwide often find themselves struggling to prepare and blend massive datasets that are time-consuming for analysts. Alteryx solves these problems with a repeatable workflow designed to quickly clean, prepare, blend, and join your data in a seamless manner. This book will set you on a self-service data analytics journey that will help you create efficient workflows using Alteryx, without any coding involved. It will empower you and your organization to take well-informed decisions with the help of deeper business insights from the data.Starting with the fundamentals of using Alteryx such as data preparation and blending, you will delve into the more advanced concepts such as performing predictive analytics. You will also learn how to use Alteryx's features to share the insights gained with the relevant decision makers. To ensure consistency, we will be using data from the Healthcare domain throughout this book. The knowledge you gain from this book will guide you to solve real-life problems related to Business Intelligence confidently. Whether you are a novice with Alteryx or an experienced data analyst keen to explore Alteryx's self-service analytics features, this book will be the perfect companion for you. Style and approach Comprehensive, step by step guide filled with real-world examples to step through the complex business questions using one of the leading data analytics platform.

Practical Tableau

100 Tips, Tutorials, and Strategies from a Tableau Zen Master

Author: Ryan Sleeper

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491977264

Category: Computers

Page: 624

View: 659

Whether you have some experience with Tableau software or are just getting started, this manual goes beyond the basics to help you build compelling, interactive data visualization applications. Author Ryan Sleeper, one of the world’s most qualified Tableau consultants, complements his web posts and instructional videos with this guide to give you a firm understanding of how to use Tableau to find valuable insights in data. Over five sections, Sleeper—recognized as a Tableau Zen Master, Tableau Public Visualization of the Year author, and Tableau Iron Viz Champion—provides visualization tips, tutorials, and strategies to help you avoid the pitfalls and take your Tableau knowledge to the next level. Practical Tableau sections include: Fundamentals: get started with Tableau from the beginning Chart types: use step-by-step tutorials to build a variety of charts in Tableau Tips and tricks: learn innovative uses of parameters, color theory, how to make your Tableau workbooks run efficiently, and more Framework: explore the INSIGHT framework, a proprietary process for building Tableau dashboards Storytelling: learn tangible tactics for storytelling with data, including specific and actionable tips you can implement immediately

Mastering Tableau

Author: David Baldwin

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784398845

Category: Computers

Page: 476

View: 3806

Master the intricacies of Tableau to create effective data visualizations About This Book Arm yourself with an arsenal of advanced chart types and geocoding to efficiently and engagingly present information Map a grid over a network node diagram and use that grid to demonstrate loads, processing time, and more in Tableau Integrate R with Tableau by utilizing R functions, libraries, and saved models Who This Book Is For If you are a business analyst without developer-level programming skills, then this book is for you. You are expected to have at least a fundamental understanding of Tableau and basic knowledge of joins, however SQL knowledge is not assumed. You should have basic computer skills, including at least moderate Excel proficiency. What You Will Learn Create a worksheet that can display the current balance for any given period in time Recreate a star schema from in a data warehouse in Tableau Combine level of detail calculations with table calculations, sets, and parameters Create custom polygons to build filled maps for area codes in the USA Visualize data using a set of analytical and advanced charting techniques Know when to use Tableau instead of PowerPoint Build a dashboard and export it to PowerPoint In Detail Tableau has emerged as one of the most popular Business Intelligence solutions in recent times, thanks to its powerful and interactive data visualization capabilities. This book will empower you to become a master in Tableau by exploiting the many new features introduced in Tableau 10.0. You will embark on this exciting journey by getting to know the valuable methods of utilizing advanced calculations to solve complex problems. These techniques include creative use of different types of calculations such as row-level, aggregate-level, and more. You will discover how almost any data visualization challenge can be met in Tableau by getting a proper understanding of the tool's inner workings and creatively exploring possibilities. You'll be armed with an arsenal of advanced chart types and techniques to enable you to efficiently and engagingly present information to a variety of audiences through the use of clear, efficient, and engaging dashboards. Explanations and examples of efficient and inefficient visualization techniques, well-designed and poorly designed dashboards, and compromise options when Tableau consumers will not embrace data visualization will build on your understanding of Tableau and how to use it efficiently. By the end of the book, you will be equipped with all the information you need to create effective dashboards and data visualization solutions using Tableau. Style and approach This book takes a direct approach, to systematically evolve to more involved functionalities such as advanced calculation, parameters & sets, data blending and R integration. This book will help you gain skill in building visualizations previously beyond your capacity.

Tableau 10 for Beginners

Step by Step Guide to Developing Visualizations in Tableau 10

Author: Chandraish Sinha

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546493044

Category: Database management

Page: 202

View: 1442

Tableau 10 provides more power to the developer and business user in the world of Data Analytics. This book covers Tableau 10 concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. It provides ample exercises. Sample workbooks are available on Tableau public for download. Dataset and workbooks can also be downloaded from LearnTableauPublic.com. Visit Book resource tab on the main navigation. New in this book: 1.Sample workbooks available on Tableau public 2.Tableau concepts as per version 10.1 3.Types of Files in Tableau 4.Analytics pane 5.Explanation of Discrete and Continuous concept 6.How dates work in Tableau 7.Nested Sort 8.New chapter on Formatting 9.New visualizations/Charts 10.Creating custom color palettes 11.Creating custom territories in Maps 12.New Chapter on Server Deployment New in Tableau 10 Desktop 1.Enhanced look and feel of Tableau desktop. 2.Cross-table joins. See Chapter 2-Connecting to data source. 3.Clustering. See Chapter 11 - Visualization. 4.Building custom territory in Maps. See Chapter 10.Creating Maps. 5.New highlighter feature. See Chapter 9 - Formatting. 6.Device preview for dashboards. See Chapter 12 - Dashboards and Visual Story. Who needs this book? This book provides all the Tableau concepts according to Tableau version 10. It also contains overview of deploying objects on the server. This book is good for anyone starting career in Tableau. The book starts with basic data-warehousing concepts and covers all the concepts in-depth. This book is also useful for experienced Tableau developers who want to explore additional charts and functionalities. This book should work as a guide and encouragement for further exploration. Get data and Sample Workbooks The book comes with 20+ sample workbooks. All workbooks are present on Tableau Public. See the link at the beginning of the exercises. Sample workbooks and data files can also be downloaded from http: //www.learntableaupublic.com/. Look for the Book Resource tab on the main navigation.

The Big Book of Dashboards

Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios

Author: Steve Wexler,Jeffrey Shaffer,Andy Cotgreave

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119282780

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 5192

The definitive reference book with real-world solutions you won't find anywhere else The Big Book of Dashboards presents a comprehensive reference for those tasked with building or overseeing the development of business dashboards. Comprising dozens of examples that address different industries and departments (healthcare, transportation, finance, human resources, marketing, customer service, sports, etc.) and different platforms (print, desktop, tablet, smartphone, and conference room display) The Big Book of Dashboards is the only book that matches great dashboards with real-world business scenarios. By organizing the book based on these scenarios and offering practical and effective visualization examples, The Big Book of Dashboards will be the trusted resource that you open when you need to build an effective business dashboard. In addition to the scenarios there's an entire section of the book that is devoted to addressing many practical and psychological factors you will encounter in your work. It's great to have theory and evidenced-based research at your disposal, but what will you do when somebody asks you to make your dashboard 'cooler' by adding packed bubbles and donut charts? The expert authors have a combined 30-plus years of hands-on experience helping people in hundreds of organizations build effective visualizations. They have fought many 'best practices' battles and having endured bring an uncommon empathy to help you, the reader of this book, survive and thrive in the data visualization world. A well-designed dashboard can point out risks, opportunities, and more; but common challenges and misconceptions can make your dashboard useless at best, and misleading at worst. The Big Book of Dashboards gives you the tools, guidance, and models you need to produce great dashboards that inform, enlighten, and engage.

Tableau Desktop

A Practical Guide for Business Users

Author: Jane A. Crofts

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781518675157

Category:

Page: 290

View: 937

Tableau Desktop: A Practical Guide for Business Users has been designed to take beginner and intermediate Tableau Desktop users through the key functions and features they are most likely to need, and therefore use, when working with Tableau Desktop in their business. This book provides a step-by-step process for quickly connecting to a range of data sources, building useful calculations, creating charts, tables and other visualizations, unleashing the insights that Tableau is famous for, and then sharing these findings with others. Presented in a business context and working step-by-step through a range of case studies, this book goes beyond simply teaching the functions of Tableau Desktop. This book uses real-world business problems to give you the skills you need to put Tableau Desktop straight to work in your business.

Visual Data Storytelling with Tableau

Story Points, Telling Compelling Data Narratives

Author: Lindy Ryan

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134702271

Category: Computers

Page: 250

View: 3671

Tell Insightful, Actionable Business Stories with Tableau, the World’s Leading Data Visualization Tool! Visual Data Storytelling with Tableau brings together knowledge, context, and hands-on skills for telling powerful, actionable data stories with Tableau. This full-color guide shows how to organize data and structure analysis with storytelling in mind, embrace exploration and visual discovery, and articulate findings with rich data, carefully curated visualizations, and skillfully crafted narrative. You don’t need any visualization experience. Each chapter illuminates key aspects of design practice and data visualization, and guides you step-by-step through applying them in Tableau. Through realistic examples and classroom-tested exercises, Professor Lindy Ryan helps you use Tableau to analyze data, visualize it, and help people connect more intuitively and emotionally with it. Whether you’re an analyst, executive, student, instructor, or journalist, you won’t just master the tools: you’ll learn to craft data stories that make an immediate impact--and inspire action. Learn how to: • Craft more powerful stories by blending data science, genre, and visual design • Ask the right questions upfront to plan data collection and analysis • Build storyboards and choose charts based on your message and audience • Direct audience attention to the points that matter most • Showcase your data stories in high-impact presentations • Integrate Tableau storytelling throughout your business communication • Explore case studies that show what to do--and what not to do • Discover visualization best practices, tricks, and hacks you can use with any tool • Includes coverage up through Tableau 10

Microsoft Power BI Dashboards Step by Step

Author: Errin O'Connor

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0134894006

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 5871

Your hands-on guide to building effective Power BI dashboards Expand your expertise–and teach yourself how to create world-class Power BI business analysis dashboards that bring data to life for better decision-making. If you’re an experienced business intelligence professional or manager, you’ll get all the guidance, examples, and code you need to succeed–even if you’ve never used Power BI before. Successfully design, architect, and implement Power BI in your organization Take full advantage of any Microsoft Power BI platform, including Power BI Premium Make upfront decisions that position your Power BI project for success Build rich, live dashboards to monitor crucial data from across your organization Aggregate data and data elements from numerous internal and external data sources Develop dynamic visualizations, including charts, maps, and graphs Bring data to life with stunning interactive reports Ensure dashboard security and compliance Drive user adoption through effective training

#MakeoverMonday

Improving How We Visualize and Analyze Data, One Chart at a Time

Author: Andy Kriebel,Eva Murray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119510791

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 675

Explore different perspectives and approaches to create more effective visualizations #MakeoverMonday offers inspiration and a giant dose of perspective for those who communicate data. Originally a small project in the data visualization community, #MakeoverMonday features a weekly chart or graph and a dataset that community members reimagine in order to make it more effective. The results have been astounding; hundreds of people have contributed thousands of makeovers, perfectly illustrating the highly variable nature of data visualization. Different takes on the same data showed a wide variation of theme, focus, content, and design, with side-by-side comparisons throwing more- and less-effective techniques into sharp relief. This book is an extension of that project, featuring a variety of makeovers that showcase various approaches to data communication and a focus on the analytical, design and storytelling skills that have been developed through #MakeoverMonday. Paging through the makeovers ignites immediate inspiration for your own work, provides insight into different perspectives, and highlights the techniques that truly make an impact. Explore the many approaches to visual data communication Think beyond the data and consider audience, stakeholders, and message Design your graphs to be intuitive and more communicative Assess the impact of layout, color, font, chart type, and other design choices Creating visual representation of complex datasets is tricky. There’s the mandate to include all relevant data in a clean, readable format that best illustrates what the data is saying—but there is also the designer’s impetus to showcase a command of the complexity and create multidimensional visualizations that “look cool.” #MakeoverMonday shows you the many ways to walk the line between simple reporting and design artistry to create exactly the visualization the situation requires.

Creating Data Stories with Tableau Public

Author: Ashley Ohmann,Matt Floyd

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 184969477X

Category: Computers

Page: 218

View: 7762

Illustrate your data in a more interactive and interesting way using Tableau Public About This Book Learn the basics of creating visualizations with Tableau using this concise reference book Understand how to join and aggregate your data sources using Tableau It is a step by step guide that uses examples to help you understand the key concepts and feature of Tableau Public Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at investigative journalists and bloggers with an interest in making rich and interactive data visualizations. Intermediate Tableau Public users and organizations can also use this book as a reference guide and teaching aid. Members of the media team, such as data specialists, web developers, editors, producers, and managers can also benefit from an understanding of the structure and challenges of writing an interactive and interesting data visualization using Tableau Public. What You Will Learn Connect to various data sources and understand what data is appropriate for Tableau Public Understand chart types and when to use specific chart types with different types of data Join and aggregate data for use in Tableau Public data stories Discover features of Tableau Public, from basic to advanced Involve calculations in Tableau Public Build geographic maps to bring context to data Create dashboards from one or more separate data visualizations Create filters and actions to allow greater interactivity to Tableau Public visualizations and dashboards Publish and embed Tableau visualizations and dashboards in articles In Detail Tableau Public is a very useful tool in anyone's data reporting toolbox that allows authors to add an interactive data element to any article. It allows investigative journalists and bloggers to tell a “data story”, allowing others to explore your data visualization. The relative ease of Tableau Public visualization creation allows data stories to be developed rapidly. It allows readers to explore data associations in multiple-sourced public data, and uses state-of-the-art dashboard and chart graphics to immerse the users in an interactive experience. This book offers investigative journalists, bloggers, and other data story tellers a rich discussion of visualization creation topics, features, and functions. This book allows data story tellers to quickly gain confidence in understanding and expanding their visualization-creation knowledge, and allows them to quickly create interesting, interactive data visualizations to bring a richness and vibrancy to complex articles. The book takes you from basic concepts in visualization creation, like connecting to data sources, cleansing data, chart types, common functions, map creation, and publishing to the Web, to more advanced functions. It is a great overview and reference guide for beginner to intermediate Tableau Public data story tellers, and covers creation of Tableau Public visualizations of varying complexities. Style and approach This book is a crisp, systematic, and tutorial-styled guide to building interactive Tableau visualizations.