Titel: Pro Tableau
Autor/en: Seema Acharya, Subhashini Chellappan
A Step-by-Step Guide.
6. Februar 2017 - kartoniert - XXIII
Leverage the power of visualization in business intelligence and data science to make quicker and better decisions. Use statistics and data mining to make compelling and interactive dashboards. This book will help those familiar with Tableau software chart their journey to being a visualization expert.
Pro Tableau demonstrates the power of visual analytics and teaches you how to:
Connect to various data sources such as spreadsheets, text files, relational databases (Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, etc.), non-relational databases (NoSQL such as MongoDB, Cassandra), R data files, etc.
Write your own custom SQL, etc.
Perform statistical analysis in Tableau using R
Use a multitude of charts (pie, bar, stacked bar, line, scatter plots, dual axis, histograms, heat maps, tree maps, highlight tables, box and whisker, etc.)
What you'll learn
Connect to various data sources such as relational databases (Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL), non-relational databases (NoSQL such as MongoDB, Cassandra), write your own custom SQL, join and blend data sources, etc.
Leverage table calculations (moving average, year over year growth, LOD (Level of Detail), etc.
Integrate Tableau with R
Tell a compelling story with data by creating highly interactive dashboards
Who this book is for
All levels of IT professionals, from executives responsible for determining IT strategies to systems administrators, to data analysts, to decision makers responsible for driving strategic initiatives, etc. The book will help those familiar with Tableau software chart their journey to a visualization expert.
Table of contentChapter 1: Introducing Visualization and Tableau
- Why Visualization?
- What is Visualization?
- Positioning of Tableau
- Tableau product lines
- File types in Tableau
Chapter 2: Working with Single and Multiple Data Sources
- Desktop Architecture
- Data Connection Page
- Connect to a File
- Open with legacy connection
- Microsoft Access
- R data file (.rdata)
- Connect to a Server
- Microsoft SQL Server
- NoSQL Databases (MongoDB, Cassandra)
- Metadata Grid
- Using Data Extracts
- All about Joins
- Using Custom SQL
- Using Data BlendingChapter 3: Simplifying and Sorting your Data
- Filtering on dimensions and measures
- Soring on single dimension - Primary sort
- Sorting on more than one dimension - Secondary Sort
- Slicing your data by date
- Discrete dates
- Continuous dates
- Organizing your data
Chapter 4: Measure Values and Measure Names
- Static sets
- Dynamic sets
- Difference between groups and sets
Chapter 5: Using Quick Table Calculations in Tableau
- Using measure values and measure names in a view
Chapter 6: Customizing your Data
- Running Total
- Percent of Total
- Moving average
- Year over Year Growth
- Level Of Detail (LOD) calculations
Chapter 7: Statistics
- String Calculations
- Number Calculations
- Date Calculations
- Logical Calculations
- Descriptive Statistics
- Standard Deviation
- Using the Analytics Pane
- Constant Lines
- Average Lines
- Five magical number summary
- Box and whisker plotChapter 8: Chart Forms
Chapter 9: Advance Visualization Methods
- Bar Chart
- Pie chart
- Line graph
- Scatter Plot
- Heat Map
- Tree Map
- Highlight Table
Chapter 10: Dashboard and Stories
- Waterfall Charts
- Gantt View
- Bullet Graph
Chapter 11: Integration of R with Tableau
- Creating an interactive dashboard
- Adding Actions to your dashboard
- Telling stories with data
- Functions such as (SCRIPT_INT(), SCRIPT_REAL(),SCRIPT_BOOL(), SCRIPT_STR())
- Data Mining
- Affinity Analysis
- K-means Clustering
Seema Acharya is a Lead Principal with the Education, Training and Assessment department of Infosys Limited. She is an educator by choice and vocation, and has rich experience in both academia and the software industry. She is also the author of the books, "Fundamentals of Business Analytics", ISBN: 978-81-265-3203-2, publisher - Wiley India and "Big Data and Analytics", ISBN: 9788126554782, publisher - Wiley India. She has co-authored a paper on "Collaborative Engineering Competency Development" for ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education). She holds the patent on "Method and system for automatically generating questions for a programming language". Her areas of interest and expertise are centered on Business Intelligence, Big Data and Analytics technologies such as Data Warehousing, Data Mining, Data Analytics, Text Mining and Data Visualisation.
Subhashini Chellappan is a Software Engineering Team Lead with the talent division of Accenture. She has rich experience in both academia and the software industry.She has published couple of papers in various Journals and Conferences.Her areas of interest and expertise are centered on Business Intelligence, Big Data and Analytics technologies such as Hadoop, NoSQL Databases, Spark and Machine Learning.