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Learning Tableau by Joshua N. Milligan

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Summary

We covered quite a bit of ground in this chapter! You should now have a good grasp of when to use certain types of visualizations. The types of questions you ask of the data will often lead you to a certain type of view. You explored how to create these various types and how to extend basic visualizations using a variety of advanced techniques, such as calculated fields, jittering, multiple mark types, and dual axis. Along the way, we also covered some details on how dates work in Tableau using the special Measure Names / Measure Values fields.

Hopefully, the examples using calculations have made you eager to learn more about creating calculated fields. The ability to create calculations in Tableau opens up endless possibilities for extending ...

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