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Redash v5 Quick Start Guide

By : Alexander Leibzon, Yael Leibzon
Book Image

Redash v5 Quick Start Guide

By: Alexander Leibzon, Yael Leibzon

Overview of this book

Data exploration and visualization is vital to Business Intelligence, the backbone of almost every enterprise or organization. Redash is a querying and visualization tool developed to simplify how marketing and business development departments are exposed to data. If you want to learn to create interactive dashboards with Redash, explore different visualizations, and share the insights with your peers, then this is the ideal book for you. The book starts with essential Business Intelligence concepts that are at the heart of data visualizations. You will learn how to find your way round Redash and its rich array of data visualization options for building interactive dashboards. You will learn how to create data storytelling and share these with peers. You will see how to connect to different data sources to process complex data, and then visualize this data to reveal valuable insights. By the end of this book, you will be confident with the Redash dashboarding tool to provide insight and communicate data storytelling.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

An overview of visualization types

Currently, Redash supports eleven visualization types (well, twelve, if you count the Table type, which is the default one you get. Table is also considered a visualization type), which we will discuss in the following subsections.


A boxplot is a visual representation of the Five Number Summary.

The Five Number Summary is a set of five statistical values that provide information about our dataset, and includes the following values:

  • Minimum
  • First quartile
  • Median (second quartile)
  • Third quartile
  • Maximum

(The first quartile (Q1) is defined as the middle number between the smallest number and the median of the dataset. The second quartile (Q2) is the median of the data. The third quartile...