Do you have interesting and important data, but are not sure how to present it so that others will understand its significance? Data visualization is an important tool for researchers, and can assist in both the analysis, and clear and interesting communication of results.
In this 90 minute tutorial we present advanced topics on Tableau’s data visualization software. Tableau’s software is designed for general purpose data visualization supporting a wide variety of data sources and capable of creating interactive data visualizations through a drag and drop interface. The topics covered in this session include:
- using external data wrangling software to assist in importing data,
- making use of more than one data source to create a visualization,
- how to reorganize poorly formatted date/time fields,
- creating spatial visualizations from data containing addresses, postal codes, or phone numbers, and
- how to make use of UCalgary IT’s Tableau server for hosting web-accessible data visualizations.
Additional topics may be discussed. The workshop will be presented in a computer lab where, for each topic, participants will be able to apply the instructions to data and experiment with the results. The last 20 minutes of the workshop is set aside for questions and data problems. Participants are welcome to bring their own data and Tableau-related problems for assistance.
We recommend that all participants have familiarity with Tableau, or to have previously taken the Visualization – Tableau workshop before the Tableau Advanced workshop.