Tableau-Powered Fireworks, Partial-Period Tip among Best of the Tableau Web
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!
— Help Me, DataBlick! (@helpmedatablick) January 20, 2016
Here are some more food for thought, from basic tips to the super-hacky and everything in between: