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Tableau Conference 2017: Las Vegas Roundup

A super brief roundup of 2017 conference. A little lighter than last years effort but mainly because in 2018, I’ll be taking a slightly different approach to vlogging having claimed 2017 would be the year it would happen. Stay tuned and enjoy. [btx_video type=”external” video_url=”https://youtu.be/MAnDg1-123A”]

Make your Tableau charts pop: Quick Tip

In this post I show you how a quick trick with contrast can lift your content off the page and give it some “pop”. That’s not an official design term but I think it describes the net effect. [btx_button link=”https://public.tableau.com/views/MakeyourchartspopQuicktip/Example?:embed=y&:display_count=yes” icon=”anchor”]View on Tableau Public[/btx_button] [btx_video type=”external” video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlAOP06vjs4″]  

Step Line Chart in Tableau: Quick Tip

In this quick video, I summarise how to create a step line chart in Tableau. [btx_video type=”external” video_url=”https://youtu.be/HaCdP43i6kI”] A step line chart is similar to a line chart except it uses horizontal lines to connect two points unlike a traditional line chart where the line follows the most direct route. In this particular case, We use the fixed level of detail calculation…

Tableau Conference 2016 Austin Texas Roundup Vlog

Conference has long passed but as ever, it’s never too late to reflect. I’ve put together a short video round up of my thoughts from conference in the last vlog from by Tableau conference Vlog series. [btx_video type=”external” video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VICN03Vldjs&index=1&list=PLRfaJ7ZL0cF5iXYNPaI3wxg6GdpN8DS2t”] You can catch other vlogs from this series below or in this YouTube playlist. Vlog #1 : Why attend Conference (Tableau conference 2016)…

Tracking reference lines in Tableau (Quick Tip)

In the most recent #makeovermonday, I used a technique where the reference line is used to track your mouse across multiple charts. This is a quick post highlighting how to do this. In short I’m using a reference line out of view with the recalculate setting left on. The net effect is that the reference line comes into view when you hover over…

Tableau Hexbin Tutorial (with hexbin shape pack)

Hexbins in Tableau allow you to group together neighboring data points on a 2 dimensional plane. In practice it’s similar to binning in Tableau but this time you’re factoring in 2 measures rather than just one. The value of doing this in visualization is that with data sets where you have many data points binning allows you to focus in on the…

Install multiple versions of Tableau (Quick Tip)

[btx_video type=”external” video_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRYfdpIiya0&t”] Transcript Hey Tim here and today I’m going to be showing you how to install multiple versions of Tableau on your desktop. Now one of the challenges of running lets say tableau 9.3 and also testing the Beta, or maybe in your organisation you’re rolling out a newer version of Tableau, and you still need to keep the older…