This chapter introduces the common types of visuals used to communicate data in a business setting, discusses appropriate use cases for each, and highlights their use through examples built from the catalog of charts available in Tableau. You will also learn techniques to help you assess when to use these graphs, when to avoid certain types of charts, and how to generate them according to best practices, along with some of the special features in Tableau designed to help you get the most from your visual.

When it comes to visualizing data, there is no shortage of charts and graphs to choose from. From traditional graphs to innovative hand-coded visualizations, there is a continuum of visualizations ready ...

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