Best of the Tableau Web: Minesweeper, maps, and a sneak peek of parameter actions

We’re back with Best of the Web—a roundup of some of the best Tableau blogs on the world wide web. Due to some administrative errors (ahem: “Andy didn’t send emails”), we missed a whole bunch of superb posts from the last few months, but don’t worry, we’re making up for it by posting even more resources this month. And this month’s content is chock-full of inspiration.

To start, Zen Master Bridget Cogley looks at the meaning of “data literacy” from the perspective of a linguist. Bridget provides an overview of the term literacy and then applies it to data.

Second, Ella Worsdale reflects on her experience leading a Tableau User Group and the relationships she built along the way that formed into a strong, supportive community. We want to give Ella a warm welcome to the blogging community!

Finally, if you thought Set Actions were powerful, wait until you see Parameter Actions in the Tableau 2019.2 release. This new feature is, I predict, going to create another explosion of creativity among the community. I can’t wait to see what ideas you come up with. Some of you are already out of the blocks with ideas, and I want to highlight Josh Milligan’s implementation of Parameter Actions to create Minesweeper in Tableau. You could argue that it might not be analytically valuable, but it’s Minesweeper...in Tableau...and it’s amazing!

Calculations

Grant Eisenmenger Going the Distance in Tableau: Fixed Point Comparisons
Liz Jensen Tableau Class Notes: Filtering with a Date Slider
VIZJOCKEY Custom Sort Control in Tableau
RosarioViz Sort Techniques: Numeric and Alphabetical!
Ken Flerlage Data Source-Based Lookups in Tableau
LearningTableauBlog More circles on lines
Luke Stanke Tutorial: Circular Sankey Diagram
Ken Flerlage Creating a Date Scaffold in Tableau
TabVizAnalytics Extract Dates From a String- Tableau
MissDataViz #TableauTipTuesday Week 13 – Using ASCII to determine your sort options
MY DATA MUSINGS How to create a dynamic candlestick chart in Tableau | #WorkoutWednesday
Tableau Magic Exploring Jitter Plots in Tableau
Hanna Nykowska Intro to Tableau LODs (fixed)
VizWiz #TableauTipTuesday - How to create multiple lines in a single field with a line break
RosarioViz Dynamic view of historical data prices
Alessandro Costanzo Dynamically Update the ‘Relative to’ section of a Table Calculation
Bona Wang How to round time in Tableau
Grant Eisenmenger Going the Distance in Tableau: Clustering Based on Distance
Alessandro Costanzo How to create a Top-N Highlighter which dynamically shows the cumulative % of total

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