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Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Cookbook

By : Donabel Santos, Paul Banoub
Book Image

Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Cookbook

By: Donabel Santos, Paul Banoub

Overview of this book

Tableau is a software tool that can speed up data analysis through its rich visualization capabilities, and help uncover insights for better and smarter decision making. This book is for the business, technology, data and analytics professionals who use and analyze data and data-driven approaches to support business operations and strategic initiatives in their organizations. This book provides easy-to-follow recipes to get the reader up and running with Tableau 10, and covers basic to advanced use cases and scenarios. The book starts with building basic charts in Tableau and moves on to building more complex charts by incorporating different Tableau features and interactivity components. There is an entire chapter dedicated to dashboard techniques and best practices. A number of recipes specifically for geospatial visualization, analytics, and data preparation are also covered. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained confidence and competence to analyze and communicate data and insights more efficiently and effectively by creating compelling interactive charts, dashboards, and stories in Tableau.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Cookbook
About the Author
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Creating a histogram

Histograms are graphs that plot frequency distribution of data.

In this recipe, we will create a histogram that will visualize what the most common heights and weights are of NBA players, based on a 2014 NBA player's stats data source.

Getting ready

To follow this recipe, open B05527_02 – STARTER.twbx. Use the worksheet called Histogram, and connect to the Player Stats (NBA Players Regular Season 2009) data source.

How to do it...

The following are the steps to create the histogram in this recipe:

  1. Under Measures, right-click on Height (in) and select Create and then Bins….

  2. Set the bin size to 5, and click OK when done. This will create a new discrete field called Height (in) (bin) under the Dimensions section of the side bar.

  3. Under Dimensions, right-click on Height (in) (bin) and select Aliases....

  4. Change the alias values of the Member items to the following. To edit the alias, simply click on the Value (Alias) field and that field will become editable.

  5. Create another bin for...