Just when we think we know everything there is to know about Tableau, the Tableau community delivers yet another delightful surprise. It’s so inspiring to see Tableau users stretch their imaginations to push the boundaries in ways we never anticipated.

Tableau Zen Master Adam E. McCann reimagined his own work visualizing tenures of US Supreme Court justices as arcs of time!

And in his characteristic minimalist style, Ramon Martinez offers a master class on visualization best practices with this exploration of Chile’s earthquake occurrences across space and time.

Pay close attention to the compact layout, the subtle choice of colors, the navigation setup, the use of actions, and, most importantly, performance (which depends to a large extent on the design choices you’ve made). It is, in many ways, the perfect dashboard! And with the USGS Earthquake web data connector, you can now connect to earthquake data directly from Tableau.

Those are just a few of the many gems in this month’s roundup. Check out the rest of the best of the Tableau web:

Tips & Tricks

Drawing with Numbers Counting Pairwise Similar Votes in Tableau
VizWiz Sorting Dimensions with Lots of Members
The Information Lab Tableau: Good to Great; Comparing Easily over Quarters
Data Knight Rises Org Charts in Tableau
Data Remixed How to Make a Scatter Plot with Marginal Histograms in Tableau
Red Headed Step Data When to Blend

Beyond the Basics

Community Mapping Polygons and Points Together on Dual Axes
VizPainter Working with Tableau and Cubes (Olap)
3danim8 How to Visualize Only Every Nth Data Point in #Tableau
Data + Science Embedding YouTube Videos in Tableau
VizNinja How to Manage Tableau Upgrades in an Enterprise Environment
Vizible Difference Data Blending via Scaffolding

Tableau Server

Databoss Sending Emails with Attachments from Tabcmd
Tableau After Dark Automate backup of Tableau Server
Community Enterprise Monitoring of Tableau Server with Zabbix

Tableau 9.1

Eric Peterson Introducing the Web Data Connector Generator
Bora Beran What Does Tableau 9.1 Mean for Your LOD Expressions?
The Information Lab New Tableau 9.1 Mapping Features

Bonus: Tableau for your Ears

And there's a new Tableau podcast to add to your playlist of data-centric podcasts. Tune in to Tableau on Tableau, "a weekly discussion about concepts affecting the world of data."

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