It is possible to show different sheets in a tooltip depending on which mark you hover over. The trick is to use the Tableau code generated from inserting a sheet into a tooltip within a calculated field. Here’s the code, shown in the tooltip, when selecting “Insert > Sheets > Discount.” (Where “Discount” is theContinue reading “Refer to different sheets in a tooltip”
This week’s #MakeoverMonday viz was for #GivingTuesday and in support of Operation Fistula and the work they do to support surgeons providing surgeries for women. I decided to highlight the incredible impact that a successful surgery can have for a woman who is now able to get back to the life she wants to liveContinue reading “Behind the viz: Operation Fistula and #GivingTuesday”
The design tool Figma comes with several hundred fonts to choose from. However, there currently isn’t a way to preview the font in the drop-down list. Over time I’ve looked through the list, and I’ve picked out a number that I like. If you see something here you like, just type in its name inContinue reading “Figma Fonts: Collection A”
Scatterplots are great, but what if you have a lot of marks clustered together? It can sometimes be difficult to pick out the x- and y-axis values, as well as make your marks stand out. Enter polygons. As an add on to a scatterplot, four-sided polygons can make the axes’ values and the marks moreContinue reading “Add polygons to a scatterplot for visibility”
You can introduce marks within a single chart one at a time (or in groups) through the use of a parameter action. And, by adding narrative points to your data, you can create an interactive user experience that drives a chart’s story. Here’s an example of what that looks like: Here’s the demonstration:
“Scrollytelling” is a type of visual storytelling. In contrast to a dashboard or viz’s static screen, a scrolly-told story develops as the reader–you guessed it–scrolls down their screen. Scrollytelling has grown quite popular in the last few years, especially in online journalism. In fact, the Washington Post’s most read article of all time is aContinue reading “Scrollytelling with Tableau”
It’s possible to swap buttons with a set and a set action by: Choosing a dimension with two members or filtering down to two members Creating a set with one of those members in the set Changing the mark type to shape Placing the set on columns Placing the dimension that is in the setContinue reading “Make a button with a set and set action”
A disclaimer: this is a very “low-tech” solution, and does not contain any fancy calculations. If someone else wants to take up the challenge of making true rounded-tip bar charts, let me know! It is necessary to state up front these are NOT “rounded bar charts.” These are “rounded-TIP bar charts.” There is a significantContinue reading “Rounded-tip bar charts”
In this week’s #MakeoverMonday challenge, we were presented with a data set from the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS). In both the Makeover Monday’s and ONS’s data set pages, there is very little description other than the data set’s title, “UK visits abroad: All visits Thousands-SA.” It is extremely important to note that theContinue reading “What is Seasonal Adjustment? Part 1”
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