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How to Dynamically Change Axis Measures and Formats in Tableau Using Parameters

This post is part of our Six Favorite Tableau Tips, Tricks and Hacks to Enhance Dashboards collection. Tableau is a powerful data visualization and analysis tool that can easily represent several metrics in one visual. Sometimes …

Performance Analysis Using Conditional Formatting in Tableau with Custom Step Color Palette

This post is part of our Six Favorite Tableau Tips, Tricks and Hacks to Enhance Dashboards collection. Conditional formatting, or color-coding functionality, in Tableau adds visual cues to the insights in our analysis. Especially for …

Using Placeholders to Position Data Points Exactly Where You Want in Tableau

This post is part of our Six Favorite Tableau Tips, Tricks and Hacks to Enhance Dashboards collection. Tableau is a powerful and flexible data visualization tool, but sometimes you must use Tableau features in unexpected ways to …

Using Reference Lines to Label Totals on Stacked Bar Charts in Tableau

This post is part of our Six Favorite Tableau Tips, Tricks and Hacks to Enhance Dashboards collection. Coloring a bar chart by a dimension in Tableau provides you with a way to visualize at a lower …

March Madness Tableau Dashboard Enhances Machine Learning Model

This data visualization gets under the hood of the College Basketball Game Predictor’s Elo model Just in time to fill out those last minute college basketball tournament brackets or adjust completed ones, the Evolytics College …

How to Learn Tableau: My Top Three Tips

The most common question at Tableau Conference 2018 I was lucky enough to be one of the 17,000 people at this year’s Tableau Conference, TC18, and like many of my fellow data enthusiasts in attendance, …

Top 6 Election-Inspired Data Visualizations

The Evolytics team was excited to see election-inspired visualizations using data to tell 2018 election stories. It’s no secret that elections are gold mines of data and potential analysis. It’s important to our democracy that …

How to Create a Successful Dashboard in Any Tool

Data visualization is often considered synonymous with a report, a graph or a specific tool, such as Tableau. However, data visualization is more than a tool, chart or output. Rather, it is a process of …

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Data Viz Tool

A quick search of “data visualization tools” yields hundreds of different solutions. Additional considerations, such as where the data lives, what information needs to be displayed, who can view and create the reports, and cost, …

Tableau Training on Mizzou Campus

Employers looking for individuals skilled in Tableau has increased 1,581 percent from 2011 to 2015 according to a study done by Bentley University. At Evolytics, we realize the value of an analyst armed with Tableau …