Two of my favorite new Tableau blogs are “Data * Science + R” and “Data + Science”. Former is a great resource if you want to learn how to leverage R inside Tableau by walking through sample use cases. Examples are interesting and very thoroughly explained. This year’s first post was about change-point analysis in Tableau. This was a topic I heard from several of our customers and had been planning to blog about but haven’t had the chance.
“Data + Science” is another awesome blog. Jeff has been doing some great work with various types of undirected graphs. Yesterday he published a blog post about tree diagrams as a follow up to his beautiful Sankey diagram post from a few months earlier.
What I love about Tableau is the expressive power and flexibility of the product which combined with such a great user community leads to something new and beautiful almost everyday not to mention countless learning opportunities and cross-pollination. Take the graph below for example. Olivier Catherin took Jeff’s Sankey Diagram idea as an inspiration and further expanded upon it to create the following graph.