Using Tableau to Analyze the 1969 Vietnam War Draft Lottery

Analyzing the 1969 Vietnam War Draft Lottery Using Tableau 366 capsules, each filled with a single day of the year, held the futures of over 850,000 young men within their shells on the first of December, 1969. The first draft … Read More

A Look at Google Data Studio and Tableau

Google Data Studio vs. Tableau Google Data Studio (GDS) is a relatively little known data visualization tool produced (obviously) by Google. It is situated as an alternative to Tableau, and the two products do share many similarities. I was interested in … Read More

Logistic Map

Logistic Map When people think of dashboards and data visualizations, they often conjure images of business dashboards; bar charts showing sales, quarterly revenue trends, and so on. Visual storytelling is so much more than that. Data visualizations can be about … Read More

Sample Superstore

Sample Superstore Every installation of Tableau comes preloaded with a data set called Sample Superstore. Virtually everybody that has ever used Tableau has seen and used this data. In our visualization of the Superstore data set, we took a look … Read More

A Tool to Compare Data Stream Variances

A Tool to Compare Variances Across Data Streams As consultants, we regularly have to deal with unique problems. Every industry, company, and internal unit has their own unique data, needs, and questions. Conversely, similar questions arise regardless of who the … Read More

Chart Talk! Building Bar Charts

Chart Talk! Bar Charts In this edition of Chart Talk!, we want to discuss bar charts. Bar charts are the classic data visualization – simple to create, and virtually anybody can interpret one’s meaning rapidly. The first modern bar chart, published … Read More

Chart Talk! Small Multiples

Chart Talk! Small Multiples Chart Talk! is a series of posts exploring when and how to use different charts and design principles, primarily in Tableau (although general principles can be applied anywhere). In this series we will discuss appropriate use cases … Read More