CHAPTER 2

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Build the Core—Tableau Basics

Chapter Highlights

  • Obtain and set up Tableau
  • Sample data and the Tableau interface
  • Your first view of Tableau
  • Categorical data never looked so good!

To train for a marathon, you must first walk a mile. The good news is that learning Tableau is much easier than training for a marathon! In this chapter, you will walk through the first “few miles” of Tableau capabilities and even jog through the park a bit.

The first step in learning Tableau is to become acquainted with the application interface. Tableau’s simplicity and elegance leads you forward in your analysis with ease while being flexible and responsive—once ...

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