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Pro Tableau: A Step-by-Step Guide by Subhashini Chellappan, Seema Acharya

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© Seema Acharya and Subhashini Chellappan 2017

Seema Acharya and Subhashini Chellappan, Pro Tableau, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2352-9_7

7. Statistics

Seema Acharya and Subhashini Chellappan2

(1)Pune, Maharashtra, India

(2)Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice. —Stephen Few, founder - Perceptual Edge

Chapter 6 introduced us to various functions in Tableau, such as string, number, date and logical functions. This chapter will help us to understand the basics of statistics and provide us with insights to perform advanced analysis in Tableau. We will explore the following:

  • Why use statistics?

  • What is statistics?

  • Descriptive statistics

  • Inferential statistics

  • A few terms in ...

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