How to look for seasonality in your time series data

By Andy Cotgreave 25 Out, 2013
Do you have time series data and want to know if there is seasonality in the data? Which months do better than others? In Tableau you can do this very quickly by taking advantage of the in-built data hierarchy. This short video shows how to make a cycle plot with just a few clicks. It also shows 2 other ways you can look for seasonality in your data. The great advantage of this is that you do not need to reshape or process your data in order to do this: it just works! Are there other ways you look for seasonality in your data? For more ideas and tutorials, head over to our on-demand training page.


Submitted by Tarik B. on

Great tool Andy, Have quickly built something for us with that, I am fairly confident I can use a parameter to control the metric displayed but am less sure of how I would say allow the time measure to be selected in a similar way.