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Rapid Graphs with Tableau Software 7: Create Intuitive, Actionable Insights in Just 15 Days [Paperback]

Stephen McDaniel , Eileen McDaniel
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17 April 2012
Rapid Graphs with Tableau Software 7 Create Intuitive, Actionable Insights in Just 15 Days

Tired of boring spreadsheets and data overload from confusing graphs? Master the art of rapid graphs with Tableau! Tableau is designed with one goal in mind, to give you the power to quickly explore and understand your data so that you can make informed decisions in a wide variety of real-world situations. After learning Tableau, you will be able to 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 data volumes grow and the need for easy access to answers grows more critical. From simple yet stunning graphs to vibrant multi-graph views capable of communicating incredible insights, this book covers the core of Tableau capabilities in easy-to-follow examples, updated and expanded for Version 7. Experience the scope and breadth of this powerful application in just 15 days and go beyond the traditional limits of data presentation!

A must read for anyone interested in Tableau. Clear explanations, practical advice and beautiful examples!Elissa Fink - Chief Marketing Officer, Tableau Software

A great work- this is going to be a much-loved book.
Marc Rueter - Senior Director of Technology, Consulting and Strategy, Tableau Software

Well written, easy to use book that has something for everyone. Great resource if you are new to Tableau... but also useful tips for advanced users as well.Bob Morrison- Founder/CEO, Quadrant Arts Education Research and Chairman at MakeMusic

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Stephen McDaniel
Stephen is passionate about helping people understand, present and take action with their data. He is author of multiple books including "SAS® for Dummies" and has been on the Faculty of The American Marketing Association and The Data Warehouse Institute. Stephen is currently Director of Analytic Product Management at Tableau Software and Principal Analyst at Freakalytics®, LLC.

Eileen McDaniel
Co-founder of Freakalytics, Eileen directs the development of books and course materials. She is lead author of "The Accidental Analyst®: Show Your Data Who's Boss". This book provides a step-by-step analysis framework to help people who didn’t plan on a career as an analyst, but now must analyze data quickly and effectively.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fits the bill 14 May 2012
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As an Excel junkie and newer Tableau user, I am happy that I bought this book. My manager picked up Tableau for better presentations to our exec and sales teams, but after reading through much of this book, I am planning to use it for some more projects.

This isn't the standard software book, which is quite nice since I am still learning a lot about analysis. Good advanced examples, especially the motion charts and the coverage of calculations and parameters. The other great thing is how to use reference lines, which I have never used before.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Primer 29 May 2012
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This book is an excellent primer for Tableau 7. It will take you from zero knowledge to functional in a week or so depending upon how much time you have to devote to it. This is a great resource that should not be passed up by the inexperienced with Tableau 7.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Instruction 4 July 2012
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A good (probably the only) book on using Tableau for visual representation of data. Good explanations for basic functions and graphs, and a pretty good explanation of different visual basic language and syntax to enhance what is written into the program. It helped me get a grip on Tableau and the various chart types, and I would recommend it to anyone new to the application.
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