Tableau Cookbook – Recipes for Data Visualization

Author: Shweta Sankhe-Savale

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784392987

Category: Computers

Page: 504

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Create beautiful data visualizations and interactive dashboards with Tableau About This Book Delve into the features and functionalities of Tableau from the ground up with this step-by-step guide that has over 50 "follow-me" recipes Build rich visualizations to effectively highlight the underlying trends and patterns in your data Build beautiful interactive dashboards and storyboards to stitch your visualizations together and tell a story Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who wishes to use Tableau. It will be of use to both beginners who want to learn Tableau from scratch and to more seasoned users who simply want a quick reference guide. This book is a ready reckoner guide for you. The book will be such that both new & existing Tableau users who don't know, or can't recall how to perform different Tableau tasks can use the book and be benefited from it. What You Will Learn Get to grips with the Tableau workspace and terminologies and understand what data sources you can connect Learn to create basic charts like bar chart, stacked bar, pie chart, line chart, area chart, tree map & word cloud Go even further with more advanced visualizations such as scatter plot, box & whiskers plot, dual axis, bullet chart, Histograms, Maps, etc Use pre-defined calculation and change its scope and direction to affect outcome Learn to define Parameters and call them into parametric calculations that provide outcomes based on user inputs Build Dashboards and use Actions to link multiple sheets on the dashboard Connect to multiple data sources using Data Blending, Multiple Table Join within the same data source as well as across data sources, Custom SQL and learn to work with data Extracts Compute statistical trends, build forecasting models and use Reference lines for benchmarking In Detail Data is everywhere and everything is data! Visualization of data allows us to bring out the underlying trends and patterns inherent in the data and gain insights that enable faster and smarter decision making. Tableau is one of the fastest growing and industry leading Business Intelligence platforms that empowers business users to easily visualize their data and discover insights at the speed of thought. Tableau is a self-service BI platform designed to make data visualization and analysis as intuitive as possible. Creating visualizations with simple drag-and-drop, you can be up and running on Tableau in no time. Starting from the fundamentals such as getting familiarized with Tableau Desktop, connecting to common data sources and building standard charts; you will walk through the nitty gritty of Tableau such as creating dynamic analytics with parameters, blended data sources, and advanced calculations. You will also learn to group members into higher levels, sort the data in a specific order & filter out the unnecessary information. You will then create calculations in Tableau & understand the flexibility & power they have and go on to building story-boards and share your insights with others. Whether you are just getting started or whether you need a quick reference on a "how-to" question, This book is the perfect companion for you Style and approach This cookbook takes a step-by-step approach and the text systematically evolves to cover more involved functionalities. Every recipe includes illustrative screenshots which provide a detailed visual resource for each step.
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Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook

Author: Ashutosh Nandeshwar

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849689792

Category: Computers

Page: 172

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This Cookbook contains step-by-step instructions for Tableau users to create effective graphics. The book is designed in such a way that you can refer to it chapter by chapter; you can look at the list of recipes and read them in no particular order.You'll gain the most from this book if you have basic understanding of various chart types and of their importance. Knowing when to employ a certain graphic will be equally useful. This book will get you up to speed if you just started using Tableau. You'll find this book useful if you spend a lot of time conducting data analysis and creating reports.
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Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Cookbook

Author: Donabel Santos

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786469731

Category: Computers

Page: 476

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Create powerful, effective visualizations to help analyze your data with Tableau 10 by your side About This Book Cook your favorite Tableau 10 business intelligence recipe with the help of this easy-to-follow book Build beautiful, interactive dashboards and visualizations in Tableau 10 that help you make informed decisions This rich collection of independent recipes cover everything needed to become an advanced Tableau user and get an edge over other Tableau users Who This Book Is For This book is targeted to business, data, and analytics professionals who want to build rich interactive visualizations using Tableau. Familiarity with previous versions of Tableau would be helpful, but is not necessary. What You Will Learn Become familiar with the Tableau interface Build basic to more advanced charts with step-by-step recipes Use filters, calculated fields, parameters, and actions to add interactivity to charts and dashboards Prepare and transform data for analysis using Tableau's built-in tools and functions Create effective and compelling dashboards and story points Leverage Tableau's mapping capabilities to visualize location and shape data Integrate analytics and forecasting to enhance data analysis Get to know tips and tricks to work more quickly and effectively in Tableau Increase your confidence and competence in creating rich, interactive visualizations in Tableau In Detail Tableau is a software tool that can speed up data analysis through its rich visualization capabilities, and help uncover insights for better and smarter decision making. This book is for the business, technology, data and analytics professionals who use and analyze data and data-driven approaches to support business operations and strategic initiatives in their organizations. This book provides easy-to-follow recipes to get the reader up and running with Tableau 10, and covers basic to advanced use cases and scenarios. The book starts with building basic charts in Tableau and moves on to building more complex charts by incorporating different Tableau features and interactivity components. There is an entire chapter dedicated to dashboard techniques and best practices. A number of recipes specifically for geospatial visualization, analytics, and data preparation are also covered. By the end of this book, you'll have gained confidence and competence to analyze and communicate data and insights more efficiently and effectively by creating compelling interactive charts, dashboards, and stories in Tableau. Style and approach This book is a collection of independent recipes that cover a wide range of options for data visualization on offer with Tableau. With the help of the recipes in this book, you can explore Tableau and pick the business intelligence solution that's best suited for your needs.
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Tableau Desktop Certified Associate: Exam Guide

Develop your Tableau skills and prepare for Tableau certification with tips from industry experts

Author: Dmitry Anoshin,JC Gillet,Fabian Peri,Radhika Biyani,Gleb Makarenko

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1838986642

Category: Computers

Page: 370

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Learn through hands-on exercises covering a variety of topics including data connections, analytics, and dashboards to effectively prepare for the Tableau Desktop Certified Associate exam Key Features Prepare for the Tableau Desktop Certified Associate exam with the help of tips and techniques shared by experts Implement Tableau’s advanced analytical capabilities such as forecasting Delve into advanced Tableau features and explore best practices for building dashboards Book Description The Tableau Desktop Certified Associate exam measures your knowledge of Tableau Desktop and your ability to work with data and data visualization techniques. This book will help you to become well-versed in Tableau software and use its business intelligence (BI) features to solve BI and analytics challenges. With the help of this book, you'll explore the authors' success stories and their experience with Tableau. You'll start by understanding the importance of Tableau certification and the different certification exams, along with covering the exam format, Tableau basics, and best practices for preparing data for analysis and visualization. The book builds on your knowledge of advanced Tableau topics such as table calculations for solving problems. You'll learn to effectively visualize geographic data using vector maps. Later, you'll discover the analytics capabilities of Tableau by learning how to use features such as forecasting. Finally, you'll understand how to build and customize dashboards, while ensuring they convey information effectively. Every chapter has examples and tests to reinforce your learning, along with mock tests in the last section. By the end of this book, you'll be able to efficiently prepare for the certification exam with the help of mock tests, detailed explanations, and expert advice from the authors. What you will learn Apply Tableau best practices to analyze and visualize data Use Tableau to visualize geographic data using vector maps Create charts to gain productive insights into data and make quality-driven decisions Implement advanced analytics techniques to identify and forecast key values Prepare customized table calculations to compute specific values Answer questions based on the Tableau Desktop Certified Associate exam with the help of mock tests Who this book is for This Tableau certification book is for business analysts, BI professionals, and data analysts who want to become certified Tableau Desktop Associates and solve a range of data science and business intelligence problems using this example-packed guide. Some experience in Tableau Desktop is expected to get the most out of this book.
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Tableau 2019.x Cookbook

Over 115 recipes to build end-to-end analytical solutions using Tableau

Author: Dmitry Anoshin,Teodora Matic,Slaven Bogdanovic,Tania Lincoln,Dmitrii Shirokov

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789535352

Category: Computers

Page: 670

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Perform advanced dashboard, visualization, and analytical techniques with Tableau Desktop, Tableau Prep, and Tableau Server Key Features Unique problem-solution approach to aid effective business decision-making Create interactive dashboards and implement powerful business intelligence solutions Includes best practices on using Tableau with modern cloud analytics services Book Description Tableau has been one of the most popular business intelligence solutions in recent times, thanks to its powerful and interactive data visualization capabilities. Tableau 2019.x Cookbook is full of useful recipes from industry experts, who will help you master Tableau skills and learn each aspect of Tableau's ecosystem. This book is enriched with features such as Tableau extracts, Tableau advanced calculations, geospatial analysis, and building dashboards. It will guide you with exciting data manipulation, storytelling, advanced filtering, expert visualization, and forecasting techniques using real-world examples. From basic functionalities of Tableau to complex deployment on Linux, you will cover it all. Moreover, you will learn advanced features of Tableau using R, Python, and various APIs. You will learn how to prepare data for analysis using the latest Tableau Prep. In the concluding chapters, you will learn how Tableau fits the modern world of analytics and works with modern data platforms such as Snowflake and Redshift. In addition, you will learn about the best practices of integrating Tableau with ETL using Matillion ETL. By the end of the book, you will be ready to tackle business intelligence challenges using Tableau's features. What you will learn Understand the basic and advanced skills of Tableau Desktop Implement best practices of visualization, dashboard, and storytelling Learn advanced analytics with the use of build in statistics Deploy the multi-node server on Linux and Windows Use Tableau with big data sources such as Hadoop, Athena, and Spectrum Cover Tableau built-in functions for forecasting using R packages Combine, shape, and clean data for analysis using Tableau Prep Extend Tableau’s functionalities with REST API and R/Python Who this book is for Tableau 2019.x Cookbook is for data analysts, data engineers, BI developers, and users who are looking for quick solutions to common and not-so-common problems faced while using Tableau products. Put each recipe into practice by bringing the latest offerings of Tableau 2019.x to solve real-world analytics and business intelligence challenges. Some understanding of BI concepts and Tableau is required.
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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: 9349

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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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R Data Visualization Recipes

A cookbook with 65+ data visualization recipes for smarter decision-making

Author: Vitor Bianchi Lanzetta

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788394070

Category: Computers

Page: 334

View: 6812

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Translate your data into info-graphics using popular packages in R About This Book Use R's popular packages—such as ggplot2, ggvis, ggforce, and more—to create custom, interactive visualization solutions. Create, design, and build interactive dashboards using Shiny A highly practical guide to help you get to grips with the basics of data visualization techniques, and how you can implement them using R Who This Book Is For If you are looking to create custom data visualization solutions using the R programming language and are stuck somewhere in the process, this book will come to your rescue. Prior exposure to packages such as ggplot2 would be useful but not necessary. However, some R programming knowledge is required. What You Will Learn Get to know various data visualization libraries available in R to represent data Generate elegant codes to craft graphics using ggplot2, ggvis and plotly Add elements, text, animation, and colors to your plot to make sense of data Deepen your knowledge by adding bar-charts, scatterplots, and time series plots using ggplot2 Build interactive dashboards using Shiny. Color specific map regions based on the values of a variable in your data frame Create high-quality journal-publishable scatterplots Create and design various three-dimensional and multivariate plots In Detail R is an open source language for data analysis and graphics that allows users to load various packages for effective and better data interpretation. Its popularity has soared in recent years because of its powerful capabilities when it comes to turning different kinds of data into intuitive visualization solutions. This book is an update to our earlier R data visualization cookbook with 100 percent fresh content and covering all the cutting edge R data visualization tools. This book is packed with practical recipes, designed to provide you with all the guidance needed to get to grips with data visualization using R. It starts off with the basics of ggplot2, ggvis, and plotly visualization packages, along with an introduction to creating maps and customizing them, before progressively taking you through various ggplot2 extensions, such as ggforce, ggrepel, and gganimate. Using real-world datasets, you will analyze and visualize your data as histograms, bar graphs, and scatterplots, and customize your plots with various themes and coloring options. The book also covers advanced visualization aspects such as creating interactive dashboards using Shiny By the end of the book, you will be equipped with key techniques to create impressive data visualizations with professional efficiency and precision. Style and approach This book is packed with practical recipes, designed to provide you with all the guidance needed to get to grips with data visualization with R. You will learn to leverage the power of R and ggplot2 to create highly customizable data visualizations of varying complexities. The readers will then learn how to create, design, and build interactive dashboards using Shiny.
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SciPy Recipes

A cookbook with over 110 proven recipes for performing mathematical and scientific computations

Author: V Kishore Ayyadevara,Luiz Felipe Martins,Ruben Oliva Ramos

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788295811

Category: Computers

Page: 386

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Tackle the most sophisticated problems associated with scientific computing and data manipulation using SciPy Key Features Covers a wide range of data science tasks using SciPy, NumPy, pandas, and matplotlib Effective recipes on advanced scientific computations, statistics, data wrangling, data visualization, and more A must-have book if you're looking to solve your data-related problems using SciPy, on-the-go Book Description With the SciPy Stack, you get the power to effectively process, manipulate, and visualize your data using the popular Python language. Utilizing SciPy correctly can sometimes be a very tricky proposition. This book provides the right techniques so you can use SciPy to perform different data science tasks with ease. This book includes hands-on recipes for using the different components of the SciPy Stack such as NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, and pandas, among others. You will use these libraries to solve real-world problems in linear algebra, numerical analysis, data visualization, and much more. The recipes included in the book will ensure you get a practical understanding not only of how a particular feature in SciPy Stack works, but also of its application to real-world problems. The independent nature of the recipes also ensure that you can pick up any one and learn about a particular feature of SciPy without reading through the other recipes, thus making the book a very handy and useful guide. What you will learn Get a solid foundation in scientific computing using Python Master common tasks related to SciPy and associated libraries such as NumPy, pandas, and matplotlib Perform mathematical operations such as linear algebra and work with the statistical and probability functions in SciPy Master advanced computing such as Discrete Fourier Transform and K-means with the SciPy Stack Implement data wrangling tasks efficiently using pandas Visualize your data through various graphs and charts using matplotlib Who this book is for Python developers, aspiring data scientists, and analysts who want to get started with scientific computing using Python will find this book an indispensable resource. If you want to learn how to manipulate and visualize your data using the SciPy Stack, this book will also help you. A basic understanding of Python programming is all you need to get started.
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SQL Server 2014 with PowerShell v5 Cookbook

Author: Donabel Santos

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785283618

Category: Computers

Page: 760

View: 3574

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Over 150 real-world recipes to simplify database management, automate repetitive tasks, and enhance your productivity About This Book This book helps you build a strong foundation to get you comfortable using PowerShell with SQL Server, empowering you to create more complex scripts for your day-to-day job The book provides numerous guidelines, tips, and explanations on how and when to use PowerShell cmdlets, WMI, SMO, .NET classes, or other components It offers easy-to-follow, practical recipes to help you get the most out of SQL Server and PowerShell Who This Book Is For If you are a SQL Server database professional (DBA, developer, or BI developer) who wants to use PowerShell to automate, integrate, and simplify database tasks, this books is for you. Prior knowledge of scripting would be helpful, but it is not necessary. What You Will Learn Explore database objects and execute queries on multiple servers Manage and monitor the running of SQL Server services and accounts Back up and restore databases Create an inventory of database properties and server configuration settings Maintain permissions and security for users Work with CLR assemblies, XML, and BLOB objects in SQL Manage and deploy SSIS packages and SSRS reports In Detail PowerShell can be leveraged when automating and streamlining SQL Server tasks. PowerShell comes with a rich set of cmdlets, and integrates tightly with the .NET framework. Its scripting capabilities are robust and flexible, allowing you to simplify automation and integration across different Microsoft applications and components. The book starts with an introduction to the new features in SQL Server 2014 and PowerShell v5 and the installation of SQL Server. You will learn about basic SQL Server administration tasks and then get to know about some security-related topics such as the authentication mode and assigning permissions. Moving on, you will explore different methods to back up and restore your databases and perform advanced administration tasks such as working with Policies, Filetables, and SQL audits. The next part of the book covers more advanced HADR tasks such as log shipping and data mirroring, and then shows you how to develop your server to work with BLOB, XML, and JSON. Following on from that, you will learn about SQL Server's BI stack, which includes SSRS reports, the SSIS package, and the SSAS cmdlet and database. Snippets not specific to SQL Server will help you perform tasks quickly on SQL servers. Towards the end of the book, you will find some useful information, which includes a PowerShell tutorial for novice users, some commonly-used PowerShell and SQL Server syntax, and a few online resources. Finally, you will create your own SQL Server Sandbox VMs. All these concepts will help you to efficiently manage your administration tasks. Style and approach SQL Server 2014 with PowerShell v5 Cookbook is an example-focused book that provides step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish specific SQL Server tasks using PowerShell. Each recipe is followed by an analysis of the steps or design decisions taken and additional information about the task at hand. Working scripts are provided for all examples so that you can dive in right away. You can read this book sequentially by chapter or you can pick and choose which topics you need right away.
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