Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook

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  • Forecast with trend lines
  • Manipulate and transform data
  • Import data from various sources
  • Create filled maps and use any shape file
  • Share your work easily
  • Create dashboards and scorecards
  • Format and finish the graphic
  • Observe statistical distributions

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!

  • 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
Page Count 172
Course Length 5 hours 9 minutes
ISBN 9781849689786
Date Of Publication 25 Aug 2013


Ashutosh Nandeshwar

Ashutosh R. Nandeshwar has extensive experience in data mining, machine learning, and information visualization. He is one of the few analytics professionals in the higher education industry who have developed analytical solutions for all stages of the student lifecycle (from recruitment to giving). He enjoys speaking to technical and non-technical audiences about the power of data as well as ranting about data professionals' chasing of "interesting" things. He received his PhD/MS from West Virginia University and BE from Nagpur University, all in Industrial Engineering. You can follow him on Twitter, @n_ashutosh, and on his website,