Tableau Dashboard Cookbook.

By: Stirrup, Jennifer Jane
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Birmingham : Packt Publishing, 2014Description: 1 online resource (337 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781782177913; 1782177914Subject(s): Computer software -- Development | Database management | Information visualization -- Computer programs | COMPUTERS -- Computer Literacy | COMPUTERS -- Computer Science | COMPUTERS -- Data Processing | COMPUTERS -- Hardware -- General | COMPUTERS -- Information Technology | COMPUTERS -- Machine Theory | COMPUTERS -- Reference | Computer software -- Development | Database managementGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Tableau Dashboard Cookbook.DDC classification: 004.29384 LOC classification: QA76.76.A65 .S384 2014Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Cover; Copyright; Credits; About the Author; About the Reviewers; www.PacktPub.com; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: A Short Dash to Dashboarding!; Introduction; Preparing for your first dashboard; Showing the power of data visualization; Connecting to data sources; Introducing the Tableau interface; Interacting with your first data visualization; Sharing your visualization with the world; Chapter 2: Summarizing Your Data for Dashboards; Introduction; Arithmetic -- the queen of mathematics!; Dashboards and dates; Grouping your data with calculations; Correlation with calculations.
Using cross-tabs flexiblySimplifying your business rules with customer calculations; Chapter 3: Interacting with Data for Dashboards; Introduction; Fun with filters -- grouping your data with clarity; Hierarchies for revealing the dashboard message; Classifying your data for dashboards; Actions and interactions; Drilling into the details; Working with input controls; Chapter 4: Using Dashboards to Get Results; Introduction; Enriching data with mashups; Page trails; Guided analytics with Tableau; Sharing your results in a meeting; Notes and annotations.
Using external data to enrich your dashboardChapter 5: Putting the Dash into Dashboards; Introduction; Choosing your visualization; Using parameters in dashboards; Using custom geocoding in Tableau; Profiting from Big Data to rev your visualization; Filtering your data for focus; Creating choices in dashboards using conditional logic; Chapter 6: Making Dashboards Relevant; Introduction; Adding an infographic to your Tableau dashboard; String manipulation in dashboards; Correcting data exports from Tableau to Excel; Blending data; Optimizing tips for efficient, fast visualization.
Chapter 7: Visual Best PracticesIntroduction; Coloring your numbers; Dueling with dual axes; Where is the three dimensional?; Eating humble pie -- pie charts or not?; Sizing to make a data story; Chapter 8: Tell the World! Share Your Dashboards; Introduction; Packaging workbooks with data; Publishing dashboards to Tableau Server; Publishing dashboards to Tableau Public; Mobilizing your dashboards; Mixing Tableau with SharePoint 2013 Power BI; Wrapping up with R -- dashboards as a tool; Index.
Summary: This is a Cookbook containing an extensive series of practical task-based recipes to help you get the most out of using a Tableau dashboard. This book is ideal for you if you are already familiar with Tableau and want to learn how to create an invaluable tool for your business by building your own dashboard.
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Cover; Copyright; Credits; About the Author; About the Reviewers; www.PacktPub.com; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: A Short Dash to Dashboarding!; Introduction; Preparing for your first dashboard; Showing the power of data visualization; Connecting to data sources; Introducing the Tableau interface; Interacting with your first data visualization; Sharing your visualization with the world; Chapter 2: Summarizing Your Data for Dashboards; Introduction; Arithmetic -- the queen of mathematics!; Dashboards and dates; Grouping your data with calculations; Correlation with calculations.

Using cross-tabs flexiblySimplifying your business rules with customer calculations; Chapter 3: Interacting with Data for Dashboards; Introduction; Fun with filters -- grouping your data with clarity; Hierarchies for revealing the dashboard message; Classifying your data for dashboards; Actions and interactions; Drilling into the details; Working with input controls; Chapter 4: Using Dashboards to Get Results; Introduction; Enriching data with mashups; Page trails; Guided analytics with Tableau; Sharing your results in a meeting; Notes and annotations.

Using external data to enrich your dashboardChapter 5: Putting the Dash into Dashboards; Introduction; Choosing your visualization; Using parameters in dashboards; Using custom geocoding in Tableau; Profiting from Big Data to rev your visualization; Filtering your data for focus; Creating choices in dashboards using conditional logic; Chapter 6: Making Dashboards Relevant; Introduction; Adding an infographic to your Tableau dashboard; String manipulation in dashboards; Correcting data exports from Tableau to Excel; Blending data; Optimizing tips for efficient, fast visualization.

Chapter 7: Visual Best PracticesIntroduction; Coloring your numbers; Dueling with dual axes; Where is the three dimensional?; Eating humble pie -- pie charts or not?; Sizing to make a data story; Chapter 8: Tell the World! Share Your Dashboards; Introduction; Packaging workbooks with data; Publishing dashboards to Tableau Server; Publishing dashboards to Tableau Public; Mobilizing your dashboards; Mixing Tableau with SharePoint 2013 Power BI; Wrapping up with R -- dashboards as a tool; Index.

This is a Cookbook containing an extensive series of practical task-based recipes to help you get the most out of using a Tableau dashboard. This book is ideal for you if you are already familiar with Tableau and want to learn how to create an invaluable tool for your business by building your own dashboard.

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