Overview of this book

Learning Tableau
Credits
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Free Chapter
Creating Your First Visualizations and Dashboard
Working with Data in Tableau
Moving from Foundational to Advanced Visualizations
Using Row-level and Aggregate Calculations
Table Calculations
Formatting a Visualization to Look Great and Work Well
Telling a Data Story with Dashboards
Adding Value to Analysis – Trends, Distributions, and Forecasting
Making Data Work for You
Index

Visualizing multiple axes to compare different measures

Often, you'll need to use more than one axis to compare different measures, understand correlation, or analyze the same measure at different levels of detail. In these cases, you'll use visualizations with more than one axis.

Scatterplots

A scatterplot is an essential visualization type to understand the relationship between two measures. Consider a scatterplot when you find yourself asking questions like these:

• Does how much I spend on marketing really make a difference to sales?

• How much does power consumption go up with each degree of heating/cooling?

• Is there any correlation between rental price and the length of contract?

Each of these questions seeks to understand the correlation (if any) between two measures. Scatterplots are great to see these relationships and also to locate outliers.

Consider the following scatterplot, which looks at the relationship between the measures of the sum of Sales (on the x axis) and the sum of Profit ...