Mastering Tableau

Author: David Baldwin

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784398845

Category: Computers

Page: 476

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Master the intricacies of Tableau to create effective data visualizations About This Book Arm yourself with an arsenal of advanced chart types and geocoding to efficiently and engagingly present information Map a grid over a network node diagram and use that grid to demonstrate loads, processing time, and more in Tableau Integrate R with Tableau by utilizing R functions, libraries, and saved models Who This Book Is For If you are a business analyst without developer-level programming skills, then this book is for you. You are expected to have at least a fundamental understanding of Tableau and basic knowledge of joins, however SQL knowledge is not assumed. You should have basic computer skills, including at least moderate Excel proficiency. What You Will Learn Create a worksheet that can display the current balance for any given period in time Recreate a star schema from in a data warehouse in Tableau Combine level of detail calculations with table calculations, sets, and parameters Create custom polygons to build filled maps for area codes in the USA Visualize data using a set of analytical and advanced charting techniques Know when to use Tableau instead of PowerPoint Build a dashboard and export it to PowerPoint In Detail Tableau has emerged as one of the most popular Business Intelligence solutions in recent times, thanks to its powerful and interactive data visualization capabilities. This book will empower you to become a master in Tableau by exploiting the many new features introduced in Tableau 10.0. You will embark on this exciting journey by getting to know the valuable methods of utilizing advanced calculations to solve complex problems. These techniques include creative use of different types of calculations such as row-level, aggregate-level, and more. You will discover how almost any data visualization challenge can be met in Tableau by getting a proper understanding of the tool's inner workings and creatively exploring possibilities. You'll be armed with an arsenal of advanced chart types and techniques to enable you to efficiently and engagingly present information to a variety of audiences through the use of clear, efficient, and engaging dashboards. Explanations and examples of efficient and inefficient visualization techniques, well-designed and poorly designed dashboards, and compromise options when Tableau consumers will not embrace data visualization will build on your understanding of Tableau and how to use it efficiently. By the end of the book, you will be equipped with all the information you need to create effective dashboards and data visualization solutions using Tableau. Style and approach This book takes a direct approach, to systematically evolve to more involved functionalities such as advanced calculation, parameters & sets, data blending and R integration. This book will help you gain skill in building visualizations previously beyond your capacity.
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Mastering Tableau 2019.1

An expert guide to implementing advanced business intelligence and analytics with Tableau 2019.1, 2nd Edition

Author: Marleen Meier,David Baldwin

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789530709

Category: Computers

Page: 558

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Build, design and improve advanced business intelligence solutions using Tableau’s latest features, including Tableau Prep, Tableau Hyper, and Tableau Server Key Features Master new features in Tableau 2019.1 to solve real-world analytics challenges Perform Geo-Spatial Analytics, Time Series Analysis, and self-service analytics using real-life examples Build and publish dashboards and explore storytelling using Python and MATLAB integration support Book Description Tableau is one of the leading business intelligence (BI) tools used to solve BI and analytics challenges. With this book, you will master Tableau's features and offerings in various paradigms of the BI domain. This book is also the second edition of the popular Mastering Tableau series, with new features, examples, and updated code. The book covers essential Tableau concepts and its advanced functionalities. Using Tableau Hyper and Tableau Prep, you’ll be able to handle and prepare data easily. You’ll gear up to perform complex joins, spatial joins, union, and data blending tasks using practical examples. Following this, you’ll learn how to perform data densification to make displaying granular data easier. Next, you’ll explore expert-level examples to help you with advanced calculations, mapping, and visual design using various Tableau extensions. With the help of examples, you’ll also learn about improving dashboard performance, connecting Tableau Server, and understanding data visualizations. In the final chapters, you’ll cover advanced use cases such as Self-Service Analytics, Time Series Analytics, and Geo-Spatial Analytics, and learn to connect Tableau to R, Python, and MATLAB. By the end of this book, you’ll have mastered the advanced offerings of Tableau and be able to tackle common and not-so-common challenges faced in the BI domain. What you will learn Get up to speed with various Tableau components Master data preparation techniques using Tableau Prep Discover how to use Tableau to create a PowerPoint-like presentation Understand different Tableau visualization techniques and dashboard designs Interact with the Tableau server to understand its architecture and functionalities Study advanced visualizations and dashboard creation techniques Brush up on powerful Self-Service Analytics, Time Series Analytics, and Geo-Spatial Analytics Who this book is for This book is designed for business analysts, BI professionals and data analysts who want to master Tableau to solve a range of data science and business intelligence problems. The book is ideal if you have a good understanding of Tableau and want to take your skills to the next level.
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Tableau 10 Complete Reference

Transform your business with rich data visualizations and interactive dashboards with Tableau 10

Author: Joshua N. Milligan,Tristan Guillevin

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789950384

Category: Computers

Page: 496

View: 3600

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Explore and understand data with the powerful data visualization techniques of Tableau, and then communicate insights in powerful ways Key Features Apply best practices in data visualization and chart types exploration Explore the latest version of Tableau Desktop with hands-on examples Understand the fundamentals of Tableau storytelling Book Description Graphical presentation of data enables us to easily understand complex data sets. Tableau 10 Complete Reference provides easy-to-follow recipes with several use cases and real-world business scenarios to get you up and running with Tableau 10. This Learning Path begins with the history of data visualization and its importance in today's businesses. You'll also be introduced to Tableau - how to connect, clean, and analyze data in this visual analytics software. Then, you'll learn how to apply what you've learned by creating some simple calculations in Tableau and using Table Calculations to help drive greater analysis from your data. Next, you'll explore different advanced chart types in Tableau. These chart types require you to have some understanding of the Tableau interface and understand basic calculations. You’ll study in detail all dashboard techniques and best practices. A number of recipes specifically for geospatial visualization, analytics, and data preparation are also covered. Last but not least, you'll learn about the power of storytelling through the creation of interactive dashboards in Tableau. Through this Learning Path, you will gain confidence and competence to analyze and communicate data and insights more efficiently and effectively by creating compelling interactive charts, dashboards, and stories in Tableau. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: Learning Tableau 10 - Second Edition by Joshua N. Milligan Getting Started with Tableau 2018.x by Tristan Guillevin What you will learn Build effective visualizations, dashboards, and story points Build basic to more advanced charts with step-by-step recipes Become familiar row-level, aggregate, and table calculations Dig deep into data with clustering and distribution models Prepare and transform data for analysis Leverage Tableau’s mapping capabilities to visualize data Use data storytelling techniques to aid decision making strategy Who this book is for Tableau 10 Complete Reference is designed for anyone who wants to understand their data better and represent it in an effective manner. It is also used for BI professionals and data analysts who want to do better at their jobs.
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Learning Tableau

Author: Joshua N. Milligan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784394343

Category: Computers

Page: 340

View: 1901

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If you want to understand your data using data visualization and don't know where to start, then this is the book for you. Whether you are a beginner or have years of experience, this book will help you to quickly acquire the skills and techniques used to discover, analyze, and communicate data visually. Some familiarity with databases and data structures is helpful, but not required.
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Learning Tableau 10

Author: Joshua N. Milligan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786468921

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 406

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Learn how to create effective data visualizations with Tableau and unlock a smarter approach to business analytics. It might just transform your organization About This Book Create stylish visualizations and dashboards that explain complexity with clarity Learn effective data storytelling to transform how your business uses ideas and makes decisions Explore all the new features in Tableau 10 and start to redefine what business analytics means to your organization Who This Book Is For Got data? Not sure what to make of it? This is the guide for you – whether you've been working with Tableau for years or are just beginning your adventure into business analytics. What You Will Learn Find out how to build effective visualizations and dashboards Prepare and clean your data so you can be sure Tableau is finding answers to your questions – not raising more problems Discover how to create advanced visualizations that explain complexity with clarity and style Dig deeper into your data with clustering and distribution models that allow you to analyze trends and make forecasts Learn how to use data storytelling to aid decision-making and strategy Share dashboards and visualizations to cultivate a culture where data is available and valued In Detail Tableau has for some time been one of the most popular Business Intelligence and data visualization tools available. Why? Because, quite simply, it's a tool that's responsive to the needs of modern businesses. But it's most effective when you know how to get what you want from it – it might make your business intelligent, but it isn't going to make you intelligent... We'll make sure you're well prepared to take full advantage of Tableau 10's new features. Whether you're an experienced data analyst that wants to explore 2016's new Tableau, or you're a beginner that wants to expand their skillset and bring a more professional and sharper approach to their organization, we've got you covered. Beginning with the fundamentals, such as data preparation, you'll soon learn how to build and customize your own data visualizations and dashboards, essential for high-level visibility and effective data storytelling. You'll also find out how to so trend analysis and forecasting using clustering and distribution models to inform your analytics. But it's not just about you – when it comes to data it's all about availability and access. That's why we'll show you how to share your Tableau visualizations. It's only once insights are shared and communicated that you – and your organization – will start making smarter and informed decisions. And really, that's exactly what this guide is for. Style and approach Practical yet comprehensive, this Tableau guide takes you from the fundamentals of the tool before diving deeper into creating advanced visualizations. Covering the latest features found in Tableau 10, this might be the guide that transforms your organization.
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Tableau 9: The Official Guide

The Official Guide

Author: George Peck

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071843280

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 7140

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Master the powerful tools and features of Tableau 9 Deliver meaningful BI visualizations and real-time dashboards to users across your organization—quickly and easily. Written by an experienced author and certified trainer, Tableau 9: The Official Guide offers step-by-step instruction, best practices, examples, and downloadable video tutorials. See how to get up-and-running on Tableau, load data, drag and drop components, add graphics and maps, create complex calculations, and distribute dynamic dashboards and stories. This practical book teaches how to work with Tableau Server, write custom programs, and publish your results to the Web. · Connect to data from different systems, spreadsheets, and databases · Use pre-defined visualizations, sample workbooks, and Show Me · Analyze with graphs, charts, tables, and statistics · Create advanced calculations, including new level of detail expressions · Add geographic analysis and Internet-provided background maps · Combine multiple visualizations into dynamic dashboards and stories · Export to the Web and to other file formats using Tableau Server, Online and Public · Develop custom programs with JavaScript, REST, and Tableau Data Extract APIs Electronic content includes: · Videos that demonstrate the techniques presented in the book · Sample Tableau workbooks · Complete formula language reference
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Mastering Data-Intensive Collaboration and Decision Making

Research and practical applications in the Dicode project

Author: Nikos Karacapilidis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319026127

Category: Computers

Page: 226

View: 4953

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This book reports on cutting-edge research carried out within the context of the EU-funded Dicode project, which aims at facilitating and augmenting collaboration and decision making in data-intensive and cognitively complex settings. Whenever appropriate, Dicode builds on prominent high-performance computing paradigms and large data processing technologies to meaningfully search, analyze, and aggregate data from diverse, extremely large and rapidly evolving sources. The Dicode approach and services are fully explained and particular emphasis is placed on deepening insights regarding the exploitation of big data, as well as on collaboration and issues relating to sense-making support. Building on current advances, the solution developed in the Dicode project brings together the reasoning capabilities of both the machine and humans. It can be viewed as an innovative “workbench” incorporating and orchestrating a set of interoperable services that reduce the data intensiveness and complexity overload at critical decision points to a manageable level, thus permitting stakeholders to be more productive and effective in their work practices.
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Mastering Slavery

Memory, Family, and Identity in Women's Slave Narratives

Author: Jennifer B. Fleischner

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081472888X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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In Mastering Slavery, Fleischner draws upon a range of disciplines, including psychoanalysis, African-American studies, literary theory, social history, and gender studies, to analyze how the slave narratives--in their engagement with one another and with white women's antislavery fiction--yield a far more amplified and complicated notion of familial dynamics and identity than they have generally been thought to reveal. Her study exposes the impact of the entangled relations among master, mistress, slave adults and slave children on the sense of identity of individual slave narrators. She explores the ways in which our of the social, psychological, biological--and literary--crossings and disruptions slavery engendered, these autobiographers created mixed, dynamic narrative selves.
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Mastering Gephi Network Visualization

Author: Ken Cherven

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783987359

Category: Computers

Page: 378

View: 5144

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This book is intended for anyone interested in advanced network analysis. If you wish to master the skills of analyzing and presenting network graphs effectively, then this is the book for you. No coding experience is required to use this book, although some familiarity with the Gephi user interface will be helpful.
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Mastering Ext JS - Second Edition

Author: Loiane Groner

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784399434

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 8775

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If you are a developer who is familiar with Ext JS and want to augment your skills to create even better web applications, this is the book for you. Basic knowledge of JavaScript/HTML/CSS and any server-side language (PHP, Java, C#, Ruby, or Python) is required.
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