Best of the Tableau Web... December 2012

By Andy Cotgreave January 11, 2013

Here's the belated round up of December's blogging activity. If you follow me on Twitter (@acotgreave) you'll find these as I find them. If you published an interesting blog post in December and it's not here, get in touch on twitter and I'll subscribe to your blog.

Special mention for Tableau Christmas cards:DataRemixed - Ben Jones goes for the Christmas lights approachInformation Lab - this one shows off some new v8 features
VizWiz - How do Facebook use Tableau? Here's a video stream from their TCC12 session - Tableau articles
Ryrobes.com (Intro, SQL Server, CSV) - adventures with the new Tableau 8 TDE API - Tableau tipsStorytelling with data - see how Zen Master Joe Mako won this data viz challenge with Tableau - Tableau articlesThe Information Lab - Moving table headers to the bottom (making a table look like a chart) - Tableau tipsDrawing with Numbers - Zen Master Jonathan Drummey explains a common problem with blending data - Tableau tipsInterworks - Brian Bickell introduces his explorations into the new Data Extract API using a CSV - Tableau tipsDataRemixed - How to fight forest fires with data - a nice viz and explanation - Tableau articlesClearly and Simply - How to build network graphs in Tableau - Tableau tipsGoogle Analytics - guest post from Ellie Fields demonstrating the Tableau v8 Google Analytics connectorHot Piece of Apps - quick video tip on cleaning up "Abc" placeholders - Tableau tipsTableau Love - Viewing performance metrics in Tableau Server 8 - Tableau tipsTableau Friction - Understanding tabcmd with Tableau - Tableau tipsTableau Friction - Changing the database server name in multiple workbooks - Tableau tipsVizWiz - Another great chart makeover from Zen Master Andy Kriebel - articleRyRobes.Com - a great look at the anatomy of a well-designed Tableau 8 dashboard - articleInterworks - Kate Treadwell tackles some date calculations in Tableau - Tableau tipsInterworks - James Wright demonstrates a way to create a live connection to a Google spreadsheet - Tableau tipsHealth Intelligence - Electric City 2012: a viz makeover - article
Did you write something interesting this month and I missed it? Let me know on Twitter (@acotgreave) and I'll subscribe to your blog's RSS feed.
This list is focussed on blog posts about Tableau. For pure Tableau Public info, you should check out Viz of the Day. For Tableau in the news, check out our newsroom. And if you're interested in what's happening on the community, Shawn Wallwork maintains an amazing weekly digest.
(The blog thumbnail is by Flickr User Jelene.)

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