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Tableau Dashboard Cookbook by Jen Stirrup

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Chapter 1. A Short Dash to Dashboarding!

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Preparing for your first dashboard
  • Showing the power of data visualization
  • Connecting to data sources
  • Introducing the Tableau interface
  • Interacting with your first data visualization
  • Sharing your visualization with the world

Introduction

This chapter starts with you being a Tableau beginner, then quickly takes you forward to creating your own visualizations, and explains how to interact with the Tableau sample dashboards—how to find, open, and interact with them.

We can create visualizations by using Tableau in order to produce meaningful dashboards that communicate clearly.

Tableau has a suite of products, which are briefly described here.

Tableau Desktop is an ...

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