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Tableau 10 Complete Reference

By : Joshua N. Milligan, Tristan Guillevin
Book Image

Tableau 10 Complete Reference

By: Joshua N. Milligan, Tristan Guillevin

Overview of this book

Graphical presentation of data enables us to easily understand complex data sets. Tableau 10 Complete Reference provides easy-to-follow recipes with several use cases and real-world business scenarios to get you up and running with Tableau 10. This Learning Path begins with the history of data visualization and its importance in today's businesses. You'll also be introduced to Tableau - how to connect, clean, and analyze data in this visual analytics software. Then, you'll learn how to apply what you've learned by creating some simple calculations in Tableau and using Table Calculations to help drive greater analysis from your data. Next, you'll explore different advanced chart types in Tableau. These chart types require you to have some understanding of the Tableau interface and understand basic calculations. You’ll study in detail all dashboard techniques and best practices. A number of recipes specifically for geospatial visualization, analytics, and data preparation are also covered. Last but not least, you'll learn about the power of storytelling through the creation of interactive dashboards in Tableau. Through this Learning Path, you will gain confidence and competence to analyze and communicate data and insights more efficiently and effectively by creating compelling interactive charts, dashboards, and stories in Tableau. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • Learning Tableau 10 - Second Edition by Joshua N. Milligan • Getting Started with Tableau 2018.x by Tristan Guillevin
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt
Deeper Analysis - Trends, Clustering, Distributions, and Forecasting


With version 10.5, Tableau introduced a new data engine, Hyper, and included a long-awaited feature, the Viz in Tooltip. The 2018 releases have nothing to be ashamed of, in comparison! Every release brings a lot of new features and improvements.

In Tableau Desktop, with the multiple table schema and the spatial Join, you can create better Data Sources with improved performances. Visualizing the data has also improved considerably, with the new Density Marks type, step and jump lines, Worksheet transparency, and many more improvements for Dual Axis map, hierarchy filters, and nested sorts. 

The most notable new features concern Dashboards. The ability to download and add extensions developed by Tableau and their partners from the Extension Gallery provides tons of new uses for Tableau. A few of the Tableau user dreams have already come true, thanks to the extensions. Also, you can develop your extensions to create the interactions that meet your needs. That's just one new feature! The...