Tableau-Powered Fireworks, Partial-Period Tip among Best of the Tableau Web

By Florian Ramseger 01 Feb, 2016

Talk about a Tableau way to ring in the new year. The folks at the Information Lab Germany kicked off 2016 in style: with a fireworks display animated in Tableau!

If you’d like to reverse-engineer their work, download the workbook here.

With Tableau, you never stop learning. For instance, Andy Cotgreave recently learned you can move labels in Tableau. I recently learned that the order of dimensions on the marks shelf (as well as how they are sorted) influences the position of marks in view, as was pointed out by @helpmedatablick. Ever felt like you have no control over the algorithms underlying the treemaps and bubble charts? Take charge!

Here are some more food for thought, from basic tips to the super-hacky and everything in between:

Tips & Tricks

VizPainter Partial Period Panic
CoEnterprise Tableau Tuesday: Legendary Legends
Drawing with Numbers Moving the Center Line of a Bar Chart with a Gantt Chart
Evolytics How to Make a Dual-Axis Combo Chart


Tableau Renders Recreating WarGames with Tableau and Mapbox How to Perform Text Mining at the Speed of Thought Directly in Tableau?
Data + Science Using Tableau with Reveal.js

Tableau Server

The Information Lab Easy Peasy Tableua Server Upgrades
InterWorks The Tableau Performance Checklist: Local Computations - Server Performance

Dashboard Design

Wallpapering Fog Six Tricks to Make Your Data Visualisations Look Better
Fubiz (French) The Minimalist Color Palettes of 2015


Priceonomics How William Cleveland Turned Data Visualization into a Science
Well-Formed Data Little Boxes
Storytelling with Data Is There a Single right Answer?

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Submitted by Jedi Master (no verificado) on

How did they get the dashed lines to appear behind the circles on the fireworks?

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