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Tableau Cookbook – Recipes for Data Visualization by Shweta Sankhe-Savale

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Creating a Packed Bubble chart

A Packed bubble chart is a cluster of circles where we use dimensions to define individual bubbles, and the size and/or color of the individual circles represent measures. Bubble charts have many benefits and one of them is to let us spot categories easily and compare them to the rest of the data by looking at the size of the bubble. This simple data visualization technique can provide insight in a visually attractive format.

The Packed Bubble chart in Tableau uses the Circle mark type.

Getting ready

To create a packed bubble chart, we will continue with the same example that we saw in the Treemap recipe. In the following section, we will see how we can convert the Treemap we created earlier into a Packed Bubble chart. ...

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