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Video: Tableau with Music / Radial Jitter Bar Chart

Tableau with Music / Radial Jitter Bar Charts. We will combine the undocumented RANDOM() function with several Table Calculations to create this visualisation using the Sample Superstore Data Set....

Cylinder Charts in Tableau

I was going through Google looking for data visualisation inspiration and came across a thread in the Tableau Forum which talks about creating a Cylinder Chart, and more interesting,...

Creating Ternary Plots in Tableau

This is my last tutorial until I go on my August Tableau Magic break, and as such, I want to finish with a comprehensive tutorial on creating Ternary Plots...

Drawing a WiFi Symbol

I do like having some fun with Tableau and in this blog we are going to use Data Densification to draw a simple WiFi Symbol. This will be quick,...

Drawing Arc Maps in Tableau

As of 2019.2, Tableau now has the MakePoint and MakeLine Functions that makes this process a lot easier. I would recommend using the technique described in this tutorial...

Circular Jitter Plots in Tableau

Yes, I have been experimenting with Jitter Plots recently, and created the following Circular Jitter Plot in Tableau; this type of chart does create a distinct and unique look,...

Creating Gradient Backgrounds in Tableau

When I created my Cryptocurrency Dashboard, I decided to have some fun with gradient backgrounds. When combined with animations, this creates a very cool effect, so here you go,...

Video: Tableau with Music / Gauge Chart

Using Parameters, Bins and quite a few Table Calculations, we have created this awesome Gauge in Tableau. Enjoy.https://youtu.be/v75ERzagsXc 9th Symphony (Finale) by Beethoven

Dual-Metric Doughnut Chart Tutorial

I created this data visualisation in Tableau when I was exploring Sunburst charts, and drawing polygons, but never did release an article on it. But given I just finished...

Drawing Daisy Charts in Tableau

On my way home from the London Tableau User Group (TUG) I was looking at Twitter and got inspiration from Kevin Flerlage (@FlerlageKev) and Rajeev Pandey (@rajvivan), so I...


Color Your Viz

"Colors are perhaps the visual property that people most often misuse in visualisation without being aware of it“. Robert Kosara, Senior Research Scientist...

INDEX() Table Calculation

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Preparing Spatial Data for use in Tableau

Each graphical representation is much more effective if spatial data is used. Tableau supports Spatial data, and .SHP files are the most...

Tableau QT: Doughnut Charts

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