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

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Chapter 8. Garnish with Reference Lines, Trends, Forecasting, and Clustering

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Understanding how to create and use trend lines
  • Understanding and using the forecasting functionality
  • Understanding and using reference lines - bullet chart
  • Understanding how to perform clustering

Introduction

There are often circumstances when we need to show some benchmarks and then compare actual performance against those benchmarks. We may also be required to find out the trend of our business to understand whether the underlying market conditions are working in our favor or not. Further, looking at the historic performance, we may also be required to do some forecasting in order to decide on future targets. Keeping these points in minds, ...

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