Dynamic Network Graph Layouts in Tableau using R

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While history of graph theory goes back to Leonhard Euler’s paper on “Seven Bridges of Königsberg” published in 1736, until the rise social networks, analyzing graphs and use of graphs in visualization has been a niche area mostly used in academic circles. Well..Now that you have access to all this…

Tableau Conference 2014

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It is time for Tableau Conference again! This year over 5000 customers will be joining us in Seattle at Washington State Convention Center. I will be attending the whole event and would be very interested in hearing from you about Tableau use cases and pain points.? I will be co-hosting…

Impressions from IEEE VIS 2014

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Last week I was at IEEE VIS conference in Paris.? VIS consists of 3 conferences running in parallel : InfoVis (Information Visualization), VAST (Visual Analytics Science and Technology) and SciVis (Scientific Visualization).? Overall the sessions can be broken down into 3 broad categories, new tools/visualizations, cognitive research on understanding of…

Radial treemaps & bar charts in Tableau

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In this year’s last post, I want to put a little spin on the bar charts and tree maps : ) While in a lot of cases pie charts aren’t great, they nicely convey the part-whole relationship, work reasonably well as long as the number of slices are small and…

Two new great blog posts from Tableau community

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Two of my favorite new Tableau blogs are “Data * Science + R” and “Data + Science”. Former is a great resource if you want to learn how to leverage R inside Tableau by walking through sample use cases. Examples are interesting and very thoroughly explained. This year’s first post…

What’s new in Tableau 9.0? Part 1 – Data Preparation

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Tableau 9.0 is loaded with features that will make it much easier to get your data ready for analysis. In my first post of “What’s New?” series for Tableau 9.0, I will start with Data Preparation. Reading Loosely Structured Excel files If you’re used to dealing with messy Excel spreadsheets,…

Using Survey Data in your Data Stream…

Using HCAHPS Hospital Survey Data from Medicare.gov was the beginning of a group project. And a quick hypothesis that if your hospital gets bad survey scores, it’s likely because there are other outliers that correlate. HCAHPS Survey data gives us quick insights into many different values but to do a quick analysis, we want to stick with an average of…

#10 Tableau Desktop 10.5 Updates

Rename workbooks on Tableau Online or Tableau Server The latest Tableau Desktop 10.5 Update is utterly awesome. Now you can rename workbooks on Tableau online or Tableau server, like butter! There’s no need to republish workbooks just to rename them. Now you can rename workbooks directly on Tableau Online or Tableau Server. When you do,…

#9 Tableau Desktop 10.5 Updates

Tableau Desktop 10.5 update offers custom messages and the ability to subscribe users in groups Subscribe users in groups, and add custom messages To quickly subscribe several users, you can select entire groups created by your Tableau administrator. Each user in a group is subscribed independently, so the list of recipients remains fully customizable. You…

#8 Tableau Desktop 10.5 Updates

Upload custom images for user profiles Tableau desktop 10.5 updates offer images for user profiles! Finally! By default, users and groups now have profile images that reflect their first two initials. To help you visually distinguish between profile types, user images are circular, while group images are square. User profiles support custom images. To upload…

#7 Tableau Desktop 10.5 Updates

New in Web Authoring Web authoring is your front end changes in Tableau Online and Tableau Server. Here you can see they are opening the door more and more to the web authoring capabilities. Tableau Desktop 10.5 updates really pack a big punch! Edit axes on the web. To open the Edit Axis dialog box on the…