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Learning Tableau by Joshua N. Milligan

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Visualizing data

A new connection to a data source is an invitation to explore. At times, you may come to the data with very well-defined questions and a strong sense of what you expect to find. Other times, you will come to the data with general questions and very little idea of what you will find. The data visualization capabilities of Tableau empower you to rapidly and iteratively explore the data, ask new questions, and make new discoveries.

The visualization examples in the following sections cover a few of the most foundational chart types. As you work through the examples, keep in mind that the goal is not simply to learn how to create each chart type. Rather, the examples are designed to help you think through the process of discovery, ...

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