Create powerful data visualizations and unlock intelligent business insights with Tableau
Explore all the latest Tableau 2019 features and redefine business analytics for your organizationCreate impressive data visualizations and interactive dashboards to get insights from your dataLearn effective data storytelling to transform how your business leverages data and makes decisions
Tableau is the gold standard of business intelligence and visual analytics tools in every industry. It enables rapid data visualization and interpretation with charts, graphs, dashboards, and much more. Updated with the latest features of Tableau, this book takes you from the foundations of the Tableau 2019 paradigm through to advanced topics.
This third edition of the bestselling guide by Tableau Zen Master, Joshua Milligan, will help you come to grips with updated features, such as set actions and transparent views. Beginning with installation, you'll create your first visualizations with Tableau and then explore practical examples and advanced techniques. You'll create bar charts, tree maps, scatterplots, time series, and a variety of other visualizations. Next, you'll discover techniques to overcome challenges presented by data structure and quality and engage in effective data storytelling and decision making with business critical information. Finally, you'll be introduced to Tableau Prep, and learn how to use it to integrate and shape data for analysis.
By the end of this book, you will be equipped to leverage the powerful features of Tableau 2019 for decision making.
What you will learn
Develop stunning visualizations that explain complexity with clarityExplore the exciting new features of Tableau Desktop and Tableau PrepConnect to various data sources to bring all your data togetherUncover techniques to prep and structure your data for easy analysisCreate and use calculations to solve problems and enrich analyticsMaster advanced topics such as sets, LOD calcs, and much moreEnable smart decisions with clustering, distribution, and forecastingShare your data stories to build a culture of trust and action
Who this book is for
This Tableau book is for anyone who wants to understand data. If you're new to Tableau, don't worry. This book builds on the foundations to help you understand how Tableau really works and then builds on that knowledge with practical examples before moving on to advanced techniques. Working experience with databases will be useful but is not necessary to get the most out of this book.