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Rapid graphs with Tableau 8 : the original guide for the accidental analyst

Author: Stephen McDaniel; Eileen McDaniel; Jonathan Hassell; Anna Ishchenko
Publisher: New York : Apress, 2014. ©2014
Series: Expert's Voice in Data
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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Tired of boring spreadsheets and data overload from confusing graphs? Master the art of visualization with Rapid Graphs with Tableau 8! Tableau insiders Stephen and Eileen McDaniel expertly provide a hands-on case study approach and more than 225 illustrations that will teach you how to quickly explore and understand your data to make informed decisions in a wide variety of real-world situations. Rapid Graphs with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen McDaniel; Eileen McDaniel; Jonathan Hassell; Anna Ishchenko
ISBN: 1430267364 9781430267362 9781430267379 1430267372
OCLC Number: 1097127775
Language Note: English.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (XI, 252 pages 279 illustrations)
Contents: At a Glance; Introduction; Chapter 1: Analyzing Your Data for Success at Work; Power; Speed; Flexibility; Simplicity; Beauty; Chapter 2: Build the Core-Tableau Basics; Download, Install, and Open Tableau; Connect to Sample Data and Review the Tableau Interface; "Show Me" Tableau in Action; Categorically Clear Views; Chapter 3: Go with the Flow-More Tableau Basics; Save Time with the Tableau Toolbar; When Tables Trump Graphs; Insightful Maps; View Shifting-the Underrated Histogram and Flexible Bins; Exporting Results to Share Your Insights; Chapter 4: Core View Types in Tableau. Tables-An Eye for DetailText Tables; Highlight Tables; Heat Maps; Bar Charts-Five Flavors to Meet Your Needs; Horizontal Bars; Stacked Bars; Side-by-Side Bars; Histogram; Bullet Graphs; Line Charts-Display What Happened Over Time; Lines (continuous); Lines (discrete); Percentage-of-Total-Contribution of Categories to the Overall Amount; Pie Charts; Treemaps; Chapter 5: Advanced View Types in Tableau; Scatter Plots-Explore Relationships; Circle Plots-Go Beyond Bar Charts; Circle Views; Side-by-Side Circles; Packed Bubbles; Maps-Great for Location Data; Symbol Maps; Filled Maps. Area Charts-Track Multiple Groups Over TimeArea Charts (continuous); Area Charts (discrete); Dual Charts-Compare Two Measures on Two Vertical Axes; Dual Lines; Dual Combination; -Track Activity Over Time; Chapter 6: Take Over with Tableau-View Structure, Marks Card, Summaries, Formatting, and Titles; Customize Views Using the Columns, Rows, Pages, and Filters Shelve s; Enhance Your Visual Appeal with the Marks Card; The Summary Card -Handy Description of Your Data; Headers and Axes; Titles, Captions, Field Labels, and Legends; Format Values in Your Views. Chapter 7: Organize the Data in Your Views-Sorting, Filtering, Aggregations, Percentages, Spotlighting, Totals/Subtotals, a ... Sort Views for Quick Comparison; Filter Views to Find the Right Information; Aggregations for Measures-Sums, Averages, and More; Use Percentages to Find the Right Ratios; Spotlight Your View to Emphasize Important Values; Add Totals and Subtotals; Create a Motion Chart After Connecting to a New Data Source; Chapter 8: Essential Calculations and Models-Quick Calculations, Custom Table Calculations, Reference Lines, Trend Lines, a ... ; Quick Table Calculations. Custom Table Calculations Using Data in Your ViewsReference Lines, Bands, and Distributions; Model Your Data with Trend Lines; Forecasting; Chapter 9: Managing Data Is Critical for Great Results-Data Items and Data Management in Tableau; Data Items: Names, Types, Roles, Properties, Attributes, and Hierarchies; Data Item Names; Data Item Types; Data Item Roles: Dimensions and Measures; Data Item Roles: Continuous vs. Discrete Data Items; Data Item Properties; Data Items: Geographic Roles; Data Items: Useful Management Functions; Custom Data Hierarchies.
Series Title: Expert's Voice in Data
Other Titles: Rapid graphs with Tableau Eight
Responsibility: Stephen McDaniel, Eileen McDaniel ; Jonathan Hassell, lead editor ; Anna Ishchenko, cover designer.

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Tired of boring spreadsheets and data overload from confusing graphs? Master the art of visualization with Rapid Graphs with Tableau 8! Tableau insiders Stephen and Eileen McDaniel expertly provide a hands-on case study approach and more than 225 illustrations that will teach you how to quickly explore and understand your data to make informed decisions in a wide variety of real-world situations. Rapid Graphs with Tableau 8 includes best practices of visual analytics for ideas on how to communicate your findings with audience-friendly graphs, tables and maps. "A picture is worth a thousand words" is a common saying that is more relevant today than ever as data volumes grow and the need for easy access to answers becomes more critical. This book covers the core of Tableau capabilities in easy-to-follow examples, updated and expanded for Version 8. Learn how to be successful with Tableau from the team that started the original training program as the founding Tableau Education Partner! "A must read for anyone interested in Tableau. Clear explanations, practical advice and beautiful examples!" Elissa Fink - Chief Marketing Officer, Tableau Software.

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