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Tableau Dashboard Cookbook by Jen Stirrup

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Arithmetic – the queen of mathematics!

This recipe explains how to use simple descriptive statistics and arithmetic as the first step toward analyzing your data. We will also look at ways to import data into Tableau. When we import data, Tableau will create a Tableau Data Extract file behind the scenes. This is also known as a TDE file for short.

Descriptive statistics are a great starting point when analyzing data. They are very helpful in delivering an initial overview of the data to help you interpret it. We can glean information about the spread of the distribution of the data, measures of variability around the mean, and measures of deviation from the normal curve. Descriptive statistics have a variety of uses, for example, to help you identify ...

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