Map dashboard, state budget shortfalls for 2011, just 30 minutes with Tableau

Time magazine recently published a map of state budget shortfalls for 2011 by state. While this was a good attempt, I thought it would be informative to show this data in Tableau to offer additional insight. The image of Time’s map is not as clear as a regular scanned image since I used my iPhone- taking the photo on a flight!

There are three primary areas for improvement

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“Rapid Graphs with Tableau”, free preview and how to purchase it at Amazon

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Tired of boring spreadsheets and data overload from confusing graphs? Master the art of rapid graphs with Tableau Software. Tableau is designed with one goal in mind – to give you the power to quickly explore and understand your data so that you can use your results in a wide variety of real-world situations. After learning Tableau, you will be able to clearly communicate your findings with audience-friendly graphs and tables.

“A picture is worth a thousand words” is a common saying that is more relevant today than ever as volumes of data multiply and the need for easy access to answers becomes more critical. From simple yet stunning graphs to vibrant multi-graph views capable of communicating incredible insights, this book will cover the extensive range of Tableau capabilities in easy-to-follow examples. Learn the scope and flexibility of this powerful application in just 15 days and go beyond the traditional limits of data presentation!

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