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Pro Tableau: A Step-by-Step Guide

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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. 
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781484223512
ISBN-10: 1484223519
Pagini: 900
Ilustrații: XXIII, 845 p. 1063 illus., 1032 illus. in color.
Dimensiuni: 178 x 254 x 44 mm
Greutate: 1.48 kg
Ediția: 1st ed.
Editura: Apress
Colecția Apress
Locul publicării: Berkeley, CA, United States

Cuprins

Table of content
Chapter 1: Introducing Visualization and Tableau
  • Why Visualization?
  • What is Visualization?
  • Positioning of Tableau
  • Tableau product lines
  • File types in Tableau
    • .twb
    • .twbx
    • .tds
    • .tdsx
    • .tde
    • .tbm
Chapter 2: Working with Single and Multiple Data Sources
  • Desktop Architecture
  • Data Connection Page
  • Connect to a File
    • Excel
    • Open with legacy connection
      • Text
      • Microsoft Access
      • R data file (.rdata)
  • Connect to a Server
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • MySQL
    • NoSQL Databases (MongoDB, Cassandra)
  • Metadata Grid
  • Using Data Extracts
  • All about Joins
  • Using Custom SQL
  • Using Data Blending
  • Chapter 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
      • Groups
      • Hierarchies
      • Sets
        • Static sets
        • Dynamic sets
        • Difference between groups and sets
    Chapter 4: Measure Values and Measure Names
    • Using measure values and measure names in a view
    Chapter 5: Using Quick Table Calculations in Tableau
    • Running Total
    • Percent of Total
    • Percentile
    • Rank
    • Moving average
    • Year over Year Growth
    • Level Of Detail (LOD) calculations
    Chapter 6: Customizing your Data
    • String Calculations
    • Number Calculations
    • Date Calculations
    • Logical Calculations
    Chapter 7: Statistics
    • Descriptive Statistics
      • Sum
      • Average
      • Min
      • Max
      • Count
      • Count(distinct)
      • Median
      • Standard Deviation
      • Variance
    • Using the Analytics Pane
      • Constant Lines
      • Average Lines
      • Five magical number summary
        • Box and whisker plot
          • Trend Lines
          • Forecast
    Chapter 8: Chart Forms
    • Bar Chart
    • Pie chart
    • Line graph
    • Scatter Plot
    • Histogram
    • Heat Map
    • Tree Map
    • Highlight Table
    Chapter 9: Advance Visualization Methods
    • Waterfall Charts
    • Gantt View
    • Bullet Graph
    Chapter 10: Dashboard and Stories
    • Creating an interactive dashboard
    • Adding Actions to your dashboard
    • Telling stories with data
    Chapter 11: Integration of R with Tableau
  • Functions such as (SCRIPT_INT(), SCRIPT_REAL(),SCRIPT_BOOL(), SCRIPT_STR())
  • Data Mining
    • Affinity Analysis
    • K-means Clustering

Notă biografică

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.


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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:
• How to 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.
• How to leverage table calculations (moving average, year over year growth, LOD (Level of Detail), etc.
• How to integrate Tableau with R
• How to tell a compelling story with data by creating highly interactive dashboards

Caracteristici

Showcases the connectivity of tableau to different Big Data sources such as Hadoop and various NoSQL databases as well as to multi-dimensional data structures such as SSAS cube, PowerPivot etc
Our book will have in its scope the implementation of data mining algorithms such as association rule mining, clustering, etc. leveraging the integration of Tableau with R
Focuses on topics as required from a developer perspective and share industry best tips and techniques