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Why Tableau?

People use Tableau for its exploration and visualization capabilities, as well as its data analytics capabilities. Tableau’s data interface is easy to navigate, allowing users to scroll through and get a sense of their data before and during visualization development.

Data Setup
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    Welcome to this course on Tableau! Let’s start with a couple of basic questions: what is Tableau and why do people like it? Tableau is an analytics platform. It is often referred to as the visuali…
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    In order to use Tableau Public, we’ll need a Tableau Public account. The account will provide us with an online portfolio to showcase all of our presentation-ready work, and it can also store hidde…
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    When we open the Desktop version of Tableau Public, we’ll see a window that allows us to connect to our first data source. As discussed, we can connect to local flat files and Google Sheets with Ta…
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    Okay, we’ve covered how to load a data file into Tableau. But what if a single data file doesn’t have all the variables we need to answer a question? Maybe we have all the data we need but it’s in…
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    Okay, there’s a lot to take in here, but this exercise is one of the most integral to understanding Tableau’s data language. Take your time and refer back to the chart on the right as needed. Duri…
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    When we talked about Measures (continuous, numerical data), we touched on aggregates. Let’s look more into what aggregates are and how we can work with them in Tableau. The most common aggregates …
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    If you’ve ever encountered the so-called “[rainbow spinning wheel of death](…

What you'll create

Portfolio projects that showcase your new skills

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How you'll master it

Stress-test your knowledge with quizzes that help commit syntax to memory

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