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Visualizing Dense Data: How to Show Rank without Overcrowding Your Viz

Note: This is the second installment of a two-part series on visualizing dense data by Yvan Fornes. In my previous post, I explained how to use an area chart to display dense data by...
6 months ago

Visualizing Dense Data: How to Cut and Superpose Areas

Note: This is the first installment of a two-part series on visualizing dense data by Yvan Fornes. I discovered Tableau Public last summer while I was preparing for my Tableau Desktop...
6 months ago

Now Available: Tableau Public 9.3

Rest on our laurels? No way! Tableau Public 9.3, the latest and greatest version of our award-winning data visualization software platform, is now available to download for free on Mac or Windows!...
6 months ago

The Order of Things: How to Control the Layout of Marks

Building a viz in Tableau is easy enough: Drag and drop pills onto the canvas, chose a template from the Show Me menu, or—if you want more flexibility and control—place pills directly onto rows or...
6 months ago

3 Ways to Add Context to Your Vizzes

Data visualization is a powerful tool for communicating a wealth of information in just a few pixels. But on its own, you can’t always get the whole story. For a data viz to be trustworthy, you need...
6 months ago

Quick Tips: How to Sort Alphabetically and Filter by Range of Numbers

Note: As part of #TableauTipsMonth, the students of The Information Lab’s Data School are sharing their favorite Tableau tips. Nai Louza: ABC Do Nothing with Me! – Alphabetical Sorts in...
6 months ago

Quick Tips on Visualizing Time: How to Change Start of Week, Create a Calendar

Note: As part of #TableauTipsMonth, the students of The Information Lab’s Data School are sharing their favorite Tableau tips. Lorna Eden: How to Change the Start of the Week Day Sometimes...
6 months ago
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