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Jitter bar charts

The following are some ideas for creating interesting bar chart effects using jitter plots. Previously, Toan Hoang of Tableau Magic has written about jitter bars using two dimensions of random() for a nice effect. Below I introduce modifications on creating jitter bars using random() and index() along with playing with sizing and color to customizeContinue reading “Jitter bar charts”

How to make a Calendar Timeline in Tableau

There are many unique ways to make timelines using Tableau. There’s: the classic the curvy the scrolling lollipops gantt charts vertical timelines classic timelines half-circle or bubbly timelines stacked bars and bump charts There’s all kinds of calendars too: as squares gantts single months Planners and other planners Using parameters and more parameters and withContinue reading “How to make a Calendar Timeline in Tableau”

Dynamic Fields in a Tooltip

When you have measures or dimensions that are only applicable to some of the marks in your view, you can use a simple calculation to–in effect–make multiple different tooltips with each being relevant to their respective marks. Let’s dig in to an example. In my example, I have a scatterplot with each mark having anContinue reading “Dynamic Fields in a Tooltip”

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