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Tableau Public Blog.... Quantified!

For #TableauTipsMonth, I wrote a blog post about How to Turn a Viz into a Poll and in doing so, gathered data from YOU, the readers, on which types of posts you want to see on our blog. It is very clear that you want to see more how-to/tutorials, resources and contests. ...

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Quantified Self Viz Contest Entries

We got a ton of superb entries to our Quantified Self Viz Contest! The submission period is now closed, but you can get in on the action by voting via Twitter for your favorite. The viz with the most tweets will win our crowd favorite prize of $500! Get tweeting now; the ...

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Baby Data: Visualizing Our Infant’s Eating Patterns

This guest post is courtesy of Troy Heerwagen, who blogs on his own website.
Tableau can be used for businesses to present key performance indicators (KPIs) that indicate organizational health. But KPIs aren’t just for businesses – as part of Tableau’s ...

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Prove your viz skills at the Facebook Viz Cup

I'm sure you are all hard at work getting your vizzes together for the Quantified Self Viz Contest that we are holding this month. Just in case you want a little practice, Facebook is holding their very own Quantified Self contest this month: The Facebook Viz Cup 2!

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Quantified Self Viz Contest

It's finally here! It's time to kick off our second of three contests that feed into the Iron Viz at the Tableau Conference in Seattle in September.
For the uninitiated, Iron Viz is the ultimate battle of Tableau skills. Three challengers are selected based on contests held through Tableau Public. The challengers will face ...

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Quantified Self Month

Happy May! All this month, we will be focusing on the Quantified Self movement. We will be looking at the different ways you can keep data about yourself and the things you can learn about yourself through analyzing that data. For more background on the movement itself, check out this TED talk from Gary Wolf:
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Award Winning Tips

To celebrate the altruism of the online community of Tableau users, the Tableau Public team declared April to be "Tableau Tips Month" on our blog. Our stated goal was to share tutorials, guides, tips, hacks, and generally useful stuff all month long.
We published guest blog posts, some of our own, and we invited users to ...

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Using Bar Charts in Tooltips

We’re bringing back the bar chart in a tooltip for #TableauTipsMonth! Thanks to Andy Cotgreave for initially introducing Using Bar Charts in Tooltips with Tableau 5.1. Now that we are using Tableau 8.1, we wanted to bring it back!
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Using this technique, you can maximize the space of your viz by ...

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All Your Shape are Belong to Us.

Editor's note: Matt York is a long-time Software Developer extraordinaire at Tableau.
Want to borrow custom shapes from a Tableau Public workbook? That used to be an adventure.
Now there’s the Tableau Custom Shape Extractor
After adding to your bookmarks bar:
Follow these instructions if you need help ...

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Custom Mapping Mayhem

Editor's Note: This supersized mapping post is brought to you by Anya A'Hearn, Craig Bloodworth, and Allan Walker.
Anya A'Hearn
I love my mapping in Tableau. Click, click, boom!
But what if I wanted a background map with a bit more kick? And so began my adventure on how to get a map that looked the way ...

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