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Creating Data Stories with Tableau Public by Matt Floyd, Ashley Ohmann

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Types of visualization

There are many different types of visualization that you can create in Tableau Public, and we will focus on several of the most effective ones in detail. There are some that you should not use without practice, careful construction, and deliberate labels, such as bubble graphs, tree maps, and word clouds. We will not cover those here, since they have very limited uses.

Line graphs

Line graphs show data trends over time. Line charts, along with bar charts, are the most popular chart types used in data visualizations. For this type of time series chart, place a time or date dimension on the Columns shelf and a measure on the Rows shelf (the horizontal line chart is the most commonly used/useful line chart).

Line charts can then ...

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