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Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook

Book Description

Over 70 recipes for creating visual stories with your data using Tableau

  • Quickly create impressive and effective graphics which would usually take hours in other tools

  • Lots of illustrations to keep you on track

  • Includes examples that apply to a general audience

In Detail

You know the feeling when you are asked to change or add a certain data point in your graph at the last minute. Usually, you have to scramble to complete the project and risk accuracy; this is not so with Tableau, however. Tableau is a revolutionary toolkit that lets you simply and effectively create high quality data visualizations.

"Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook" will show you the exact steps required to generate simple to complex graphics. Whether they are pie charts or box plots, you can create such graphics with ease and confidence; no more searching for scripts or laborious Excel hacks. This book will help you make the most of Tableau and show you how to finish your projects quicker using this toolkit. In this book you’ll start with getting your data into Tableau, move onto generating progressively complex graphics, and end with the finishing touches and packaging your work for distribution.

This book is filled with practical recipes to help you create filled maps, use custom markers, add slider selectors, and create dashboards. You will learn how to manipulate data in various ways by applying various filters, logic, and calculating various aggregate measures. Then, we will create animated graphs and provide search box and drop-down selectors to users. This book will help you to create stunning graphics in very short amount of time.

If you want to effortlessly create beautiful visualizations of data then "Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook" is for you!

Table of Contents

  1. Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook
    3. Credits
    4. About the Author
    5. About the Reviewers
    6. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
        3. Instant Updates on New Packt Books
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Downloading the example code
        2. Errata
        3. Piracy
        4. Questions
    8. 1. Connecting to Data Sources
      1. Introduction
      2. Connecting to text files
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works…
        4. There's more...
      3. Connecting to Excel files
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      4. Connecting to Access databases
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      5. Connecting to a SQL Server
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      6. Pasting from a clipboard
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      7. Connecting to other databases
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      8. Connecting to Windows Azure Marketplace
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works....
        4. There's more...
      9. Understanding dimensions and measures
      10. Changing data types
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it....
        3. How it works...
      11. Applying filters
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      12. Merging multiple data sources
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
    9. 2. Creating Univariate Charts
      1. Introduction
      2. Creating tables
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      3. Creating bar graphs
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      4. Creating pie charts
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      5. Sorting the graphs
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works....
      6. Creating histograms
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      7. Creating line charts
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      8. Using the Show Me toolbar
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works....
      9. Creating stacked bar graphs
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      10. Creating box plots
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      11. Showing aggregate measures
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      12. Showing the top 10 items
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
    10. 3. Creating Bivariate Charts
      1. Introduction
      2. Creating tables
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it....
        3. How it works....
        4. There's more...
      3. Creating scatter plots
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it....
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      4. Swapping rows and columns
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      5. Adding trend lines
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works....
        4. There's more...
      6. Selecting color palettes
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      7. Using dates
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it....
        3. How it works...
    11. 4. Creating Multivariate Charts
      1. Introduction
      2. Creating facets
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      3. Creating area charts
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works…
        4. There's more...
      4. Creating bullet graphs
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      5. Creating dual axes charts
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      6. Creating Gantt charts
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      7. Creating heat maps
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
    12. 5. Creating Maps
      1. Introduction
      2. Setting geographic roles
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      3. Placing marks on a map
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      4. Overlaying demographic data
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      5. Creating choropleth maps
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      6. Using polygon shapes
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      7. Customizing maps
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
    13. 6. Calculating User-defined Fields
      1. Introduction
      2. Using predefined functions
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      3. Calculating percentages
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      4. Applying the If-Then logic
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      5. Applying logical functions
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      6. Showing totals
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      7. Showing the percentage of totals
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. There's more...
      8. Discretizing data
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      9. Manipulating text
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      10. Aggregating data
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
    14. 7. Customizing and Saving
      1. Introduction
      2. Adding title and caption
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      3. Modifying font sizes and colors
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      4. Applying various marks
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      5. Adding colors
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      6. Adding labels
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      7. Changing marks sizes
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      8. Adding reference lines
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      9. Printing to PDF
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      10. Saving packaged workbooks
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      11. Creating a workbook data extract
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. There's more...
    15. 8. Exporting and Sharing
      1. Introduction
      2. Saving a workbook on a Tableau server
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      3. Saving a workbook on the Web
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      4. Exporting images
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      5. Exporting data
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
    16. 9. Exploring Advanced Features
      1. Introduction
      2. Viewing data
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      3. Changing the mark size
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      4. Using the presentation mode
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      5. Adding annotations
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      6. Excluding data on the fly
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      7. Customizing mark shapes
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      8. Adding drop-down selectors
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      9. Adding search box selectors
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      10. Adding slider selectors
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      11. Creating dashboards
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      12. Creating animated visualizations
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      13. Creating parameters
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
    17. Index