Chapter 7: Creating Visualizations

At this point, we have learned how to create questions, the fundamental building block in Metabase. Questions, as you may have gathered by now, are really more like answers. A saved question such as How many orders have been placed? tells us the answer to that question.

So far, we've mostly ignored considerations around how to present the data returned from a question. Up to this point, we've been letting Metabase make its best guess about what the output data should look like – that is, whether it should be displayed as a table of data, such as a spreadsheet, or rendered as a line or bar plot.

Visualizing data is an important tenant of analytics. Just as a picture can be worth a thousand words, a good visualization ...

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