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2013 Year in Review

2013 was a year to remember for Tableau Public. We launched two new versions of the product, kicked off two new conference franchises, expanded the data limit from 100,000 rows to 1 million rows, and gave everyone their own author profile page, for starters. Then, we watched the community of authors take what we gave them and ...

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We Wish You a Merry Viz-mas!

Happy December from all of us here at Tableau Public! As the year comes to a close, we wanted to look back and round up our favorite vizzes of 2013. As an ode to the season, we're delivering them to you advent calendar style, with a new one appearing every day until Christmas. Check back every day for a new viz to appear on the ...

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How to Make Control Charts in Tableau

Using control charts is a great way to find out whether data collected over time has any statistically significant signals, or whether the variation in the data is merely noise. They were invented at the Western Electric Company by Walter Shewhart in the 1920s in the ...

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Rank of Rank

{This is the fourth blog post in the #TableauStatsMonth series, and is a guest post by Tableau Zen Master Jonathan Drummey. Jonathan gives us a basic introduction to Rank, and then dives into a special use case of sorting a list based on average rank across a number of categories.}
I’ve got several favorite new features in ...

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The New Box-and-Whisker Plot

{This is the third blog post in the #TableauStatsMonth series, and is a guest post by Tableau Public author Robb Tufts. Robb gives his reasons for choosing the Box-and-Whisker plot and then walks you through the process of creating one and adding it to an interactive dashboard which you can see at the end of the post.}

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Tableau Public 8.1 Launches

We're excited to announce today that the latest version of our free data visualization software, Tableau Public 8.1, is now available for download. This newest release builds on our recent efforts to facilitate more sophisticated analysis and to make visualizing data fast, easy and beautiful.
In this post, we'll take a look ...

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Two Tips for Meaningful Sparklines in Tableau

{This is the second blog post in the #TableauStatsMonth series, and is a guest post by Tableau Public author Jim Wahl. View this post as a viz, or read the text version below the viz.}
Sparklines—the word-sized line graphs—have become a standard dashboard element. ...

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Fitting a Normal Curve to a Histogram

{This is a guest post written by Robin Kennedy of The Information Lab. Robin is a Business Intelligence consultant, Tableau enthusiast, and Viz of the Day winner. His post is the first in a series comprising #TableauStatsMonth, and originally appeared on The Information ...

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November is #TableauStatsMonth

If last month's #TableauDesignMonth was the pumpkin pie, this month's #TableauStatsMonth is the turkey dinner. The two go hand-in-hand, because we're big believers that data visualizations should be both clear and aesthetically pleasing. Kind of like Ford's "And not Or" ad campaign.
What do we mean by "Stats"?
We're ...

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Your Tableau Design Tips

I hope you all have enjoyed Tableau Design Month. It was really exciting for us here at Tableau Public to read all the great tips, thoughts, and advice our talented authors had to share in our guest blog post series. Earlier in the month, I invited the Tableau Public community at-large to share their design tips and tweet them ...

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