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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 8

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Essential Calculations and Models—Quick Calculations, Custom Table Calculations, Reference Lines, Trend Lines, and Forecasting

Chapter Highlights

  • Quick table calculations—complex calculations made easy
  • Custom table calculations—the power to calculate specific metrics
  • Reference lines, bands and distributions—emphasize useful values
  • Trend Lines—model your data
  • Forecasting—good starting point for building business plans

Now that you have experience in creating views, altering their appearance, and organizing them in useful ways, you are ready to move on to more complex manipulations of your view. This chapter will help you answer advanced ...

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