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Learning Tableau by Joshua N. Milligan

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Distributions

Analyzing distributions can be quite useful. We've already seen that certain table calculations are available to determine statistical information such as averages, percentiles, and standard deviations. Tableau also makes it easy to quickly visualize various distributions including confidence intervals, percentages, percentiles, quantiles, and standard deviations.

You may add any of these visual analytic features using the Analytics tab (alternately, you can right-click on an axis and select Add Reference Line). Just like reference lines and bands, distribution analytics can be applied within the scope of a table, pane, or cell. When you drag and drop the desired visual analytic, you'll have options to select the scope and the axis. ...

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