Chapter 3: Scatter Plots

The kids picked to create a scatter plot and we discussed the use of scatter plots to understand data quickly and meaningfully (and covered some formatting and annotations)

Mar 25, 2020

We started our exploration today with data about cereals and picking a type of chart that we wanted to create. Line graphs seemed the obvious choice until we realize that our dataset has no date component. We discussed scatter plots as the chart we will create (my fav type of chart) and made a few observations about what cereals we would recommend based on the data. Formatting and annotation found their way into our discussion as well. I, personally, loved some of the things that my daughters notice that I sometimes miss because I am so focused on the next step. The exploration with my daughters is giving me a completely new sense of wonder. Hope you enjoy this one

Tableau Conference 2019 – Personalized Playlist Creator

Ok, you had a great time at TC19 and you just can’t stop raving about it with your co-workers and they watch to watch some of that goodness. Looks like, you also missed some sessions because there was too much goodness happening at the same time.

Back home, ready to watch, but not sure where to start?

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Tableau Dashboard Performance Series: Tip#44: Creating the right Map

If you are trying to find what zipcodes are the ones with highest volume of sales, would the following image provide you the info

OR, would this one?

Both options show the same amount of marks, which is about 40K data points

It turns out that creating polygons to draw the zipcode boundaries is a bit more intensive than creating circles