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Rapid Graphs with Tableau 8: The Original Guide for the Accidental Analyst by Eileen McDaniel, PhD, Stephen McDaniel

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CHAPTER 5

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Advanced View Types in Tableau

Chapter Highlights

  • Understand the six advanced view categories in Tableau:
  • Scatter plots—explore relationships
  • Circle plots—go beyond bar charts
  • Maps—great for location data
  • Area charts—track multiple groups over time
  • Dual charts—compare two measures on two vertical axes
  • Gantt Chart—track activity over time

Views are the foundation of Tableau, so mastering them is the key to optimizing your analysis. In Chapter 4, you learned about the core view types. This chapter explains the advanced view types.

Use the Show Me dialog to display the array of 23 specific view types. Tableau automatically highlights the ...

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