How to use a sheet swap to give your users the ability to toggle labels on and off in Tableau.
Communicate insights more effectively
It is important to understand that chart-building is merely one step in the process of effectively communicating data. Let's focus this discussion on going beyond default settings with a few quick tips to more effectively share that story.
Using a Jitter Plot to Show Distribution
As learned from Steve Wexler [Data Revelations & @VizBizWiz], the jittering effect disperses the dots horizontally so as to reduce the overlap of points and make each dot visible.
How To: Unique labels on each end of your line chart
Give your labels some space In my recent post, MM Week 47: My First Custom Color Palette, I made mention of a few tips for labeling line charts to improve the user experience and promised a follow-up post with more detail. Interestingly, while researching for this post, I found a better solution than the one... Continue Reading →
Quick tip: Use RANK for size and color
I've been exploring gap charts of late and have frequently thought it would be great to assign a unique value to the first or last dot on each line. I recently had a burst of inspiration and thought I'd document the process in a blog post. Hope you find it helpful!