Category: Tableau Pro Tips

Knowing Tableau Will Boost Your Salary

Data Visualization Ranks on LinkedIn’s Top Skills 3 of the Top 6 Best Jobs List Tableau as a Must Have Avg. Tableau Salaries are Above $100k Demand for Tableau Explodes Demand for Tableau Continues Strong Upward Growth Investing in Yourself Pays Dividends “ Knowledge, by its very definition, makes itself obsolete every few years.  Every …

Using a Polynomial Time Series for Future Values Prediction in Tableau

Predictive Analytics in Tableau: Linear Regression Examples

A recent stats-themed XKCD comic made the rounds:  and Tableau Zen Master Mike Cisneros nailed it when he said: If you don’t feel this way when you use the Analytics panel in Tableau, then I don’t believe you. https://t.co/NxlKtMY90V — Mike Cisneros (@mikevizneros) September 19, 2018   What’s most hilarious about the comic is that …

How to develop your dashboard design process

When you spend a lot of time building dashboards, you tend to develop an approach or ways that make it easy to create the next one. After a while, you realize there are always ways to improve your design process in general. A while ago, I wrote a blog post about implementing the best practices in your dashboards. …

Dynamically Group “Long Tail” Data in Tableau

Recently I received a request on what to do with a “long tail” of data in Tableau.  For example, show me the top 5 or top 10 or top 20 and then group all the remaining small values into one category called “Other.”   A group in Tableau can easily be created to accomplish this but …

What is Clustering and Why is it Useful?

I’ve been an avid user of Tableau for years.  I pretty much can’t solve a quantitative problem these days without using Tableau to help me visually explore my data and iterate through ideas and hypotheses.  But, some problems require more heavy lifting than a viz can handle simply. Tableau has recently begun adding more statistical tools that …