Hands-On Visual Analysis with Tableau 10.x

Video description

Drive decision making by creating high-impact data visualizations. Perform visual analysis on your data using Tableau

About This Video

  • Explore Tableau features to help you get started with visual analytics right away
  • Go beyond basic dashboard creation by using calculations, parameters, maps, actions, and sets.
  • Make use of tips, tricks, and timesavers to help you deliver useful, thoughtful, and beautiful visualizations from your data.

In Detail

Tableau has brought the world of visual analytics within the reach of many nonplussed by Excel charts and graphs. But there is a surprising learning curve that gets in the way of using Tableau to its full potential; this course will show you how visual and cognitive science makes data visualization so satisfying. This course will give you the tools to use Tableau to its fullest and build great visualizations.

In this course, you will begin by understanding a data-visualization business case with Tableau. Next you will learn about complex ways to connect your data. Moving ahead, you will explore how to express your data—ranging from standard bar charts to more cutting-edge visuals—and make data interactive using sets, filters, groups, and hierarchies. Next you will understand how advanced calculation techniques help improve visual analysis. You will also learn about Tableau's powerful tools (such as spatial analysis) to create maps that are embedded with your data. Lastly you will learn how to put all of your work together into dashboards.

By the end of this course you will have gained a lot of confidence, which you can use to build useful, thoughtful, and beautiful visualizations using your complex business data.

The code bundle for this video course is available at - https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Hands-On-Visual-Analysis-with-Tableau-10.x

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Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Getting Started with Tableau
    1. The Course Overview 00:03:04
    2. Installation and Setup 00:02:42
    3. The Business Case for Visualizations 00:07:20
    4. Deep Dive into Tableau File Types 00:04:06
  2. Chapter 2 : Connect Your Data in Tableau
    1. Understanding the Ways to Connect to Data 00:05:20
    2. Planning and Saving Data Sources 00:07:08
    3. Choosing Live or Extract Data Sources 00:06:14
    4. Calculations in the Data Source Page 00:05:37
    5. Data Shaping and Data Quality 00:06:08
    6. Working with the Data Interpreter 00:06:39
    7. Joins and Blends 00:09:22
  3. Chapter 3 : Tableau Prep
    1. Installing Tableau Prep 00:04:33
    2. Importing Data into Tableau Prep 00:05:53
    3. Editing and Seeing Changes After Editing 00:08:00
    4. Tableau Prep’s – Smart Features 00:09:05
  4. Chapter 4 : Building Your First Visualizations
    1. Using the “Show Me” Function to Create Horizontal, Stacked, and Side-by-Side Bar Charts 00:06:26
    2. Using the “Show Me” Function to Create Line and Area Charts 00:03:35
    3. Using the “Show Me” Function to Create Scatter Plots 00:05:06
    4. Using the “Show Me” Function to Create Tree Maps and Packed Bubbles 00:04:19
    5. Working with the Analytics Tab 00:06:35
  5. Chapter 5 : Enhancing Your Data with Filters and Groups
    1. Working with Filters 00:08:10
    2. Using Sets 00:06:45
    3. Advanced Usage of Sets 00:07:59
    4. Creating Groups 00:08:27
    5. Creating Hierarchies 00:03:46
  6. Chapter 6 : Creating Artful Analytics with Calculations
    1. Calculated Fields and Visualizations 00:06:06
    2. Table Calculations and Visualizations 00:04:25
    3. Using Ad Hoc Calculated Fields 00:02:26
    4. Understanding Aggregations 00:06:08
    5. Reusing, Customizing, Secondary, and Other Table Calculation Functions 00:07:51
    6. Exploring Level of Detail Expressions 00:10:36
  7. Chapter 7 : Using Spatial Data to Improve Insight
    1. Reviewing Standard Map Visualizations 00:06:19
    2. Understanding Geocoding 00:04:46
    3. Tips and Tricks in Dealing with Mapping Errors 00:06:04
    4. Working with Custom Geocoding 00:05:03
    5. Using Background Images in Spatial Visualizations 00:05:25
  8. Chapter 8 : Advanced Calculations and Parameters
    1. Working in an Ad Hoc Analysis Environment 00:10:14
    2. Exploring Higher Level of Detail Expressions 00:12:47
    3. Using Parameters to Control Variables 00:07:30
    4. Using Parameters to Aid Insight 00:11:33
    5. Advanced Calculation to Create Small Multiple Charts 00:12:03
  9. Chapter 9 : Dashboards for Stories
    1. When to Use and When Not to Use Dashboards 00:04:15
    2. Applying Recommended Best Practices in Dashboard Construction 00:07:50
    3. Performing Dashboard Actions 00:06:51
    4. Formatting for the Audience 00:08:06
    5. Building the Ultimate Dashboard 00:12:29
    6. Weaving Your Story 00:09:24

Product information

  • Title: Hands-On Visual Analysis with Tableau 10.x
  • Author(s): Govind Acharya
  • Release date: September 2018
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781789134056