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Learning tableau: leverage the power of tableau 9.0 to design rich data visualizations and build fully interactive dashboards

By: Milligan, Joshua N.
Series: Community Experience Distilled. Publisher: Mumbai Packt Publishing 2015Description: xi, 316 p.ISBN: 9781784391164.Subject(s): Tableau - Computer file | Information visualization | Visual analytics - Data processingDDC classification: 001.4226 Summary: In the professional world, turning massive amounts of data into something that can be seen and understood is vitally important. This is where Tableau steps in. It has emerged as a clear leader in data visualization because it translates your actions into a database query and expresses the response graphically. It also has the unique ability to do ad hoc analysis of millions of rows of data in just a matter of seconds with Tableau's Data Engine. Tableau is a rare software platform that is intuitive and even fun to use, which also enables you to dive deep into answering complex questions about your data. Starting with creating your first dashboard in Tableau 9.0, this book will let you in on some useful tips and tricks, teach you to tell data stories using dashboards, and teach you how to share these data stories. Practical examples along with detailed explanations of how and why various techniques work will help you learn Tableau quickly - and master its advanced functions too. (https://www.packtpub.com/big-data-and-business-intelligence/learning-tableau)
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Table of Contents:

Chapter1: Creating Your First Visualizations and Dashboard

Chapter2: Working with Data in Tableau

Chapter3: Moving from Foundational to Advanced Visualizations

Chapter4: Using Row-level and Aggregate Calculations

Chapter5: Table Calculations

Chapter6: Formatting a Visualization to Look Great and Work Well

Chapter7: Telling a Data Story with Dashboards

Chapter8: Adding Value to Analysis – Trends, Distributions, and
Forecasting

Chapter9: Making Data Work for You

Chapter10: Advanced Techniques, Tips, and Tricks

Chapter11: Sharing Your Data Story

In the professional world, turning massive amounts of data into something that can be seen and understood is vitally important. This is where Tableau steps in. It has emerged as a clear leader in data visualization because it translates your actions into a database query and expresses the response graphically.

It also has the unique ability to do ad hoc analysis of millions of rows of data in just a matter of seconds with Tableau's Data Engine. Tableau is a rare software platform that is intuitive and even fun to use, which also enables you to dive deep into answering complex questions about your data.

Starting with creating your first dashboard in Tableau 9.0, this book will let you in on some useful tips and tricks, teach you to tell data stories using dashboards, and teach you how to share these data stories. Practical examples along with detailed explanations of how and why various techniques work will help you learn Tableau quickly - and master its advanced functions too.

(https://www.packtpub.com/big-data-and-business-intelligence/learning-tableau)

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