Free Access to Rapid Graphs with Tableau 8–Chapter 4

Rapid Graphs with Tableau 8
The Original Guide for the Accidental Analyst

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In Chapter 4 (pages 59-78)

Core view types in Tableau-59
     Tables—an eye for detail-62
          Text tables-62
          Highlight tables-64
          Heat maps-65
     Bar Charts—five flavors
          to meet your needs-66
          Horizontal bars-67
          Stacked bars-69
          Side-by-side bars-70
          Histogram-71
          Bullet graphs-72
     Line Charts—display what happened over time-73
          Lines (continuous)-73
          Lines (discrete)-74
     Percent-of-Total—contribution of categories to the overall amount-75
          Pie charts-75
          Treemaps-77

Chapter 4 pages

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Chapter 3 is available here and Chapter 5 is over here.

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     Better Analytics with Tableau 8 Part 1
     Better Analytics with Tableau 8 Part 2

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