First, let me tell you about maps. Soon, when you zoom in on your map, your map will reveal more data. With this feature we’re calling automatic drill, I can drill into new levels of detail just by zooming. Watch how the level of detail changes from state to county, to postal code as I zoom in:
But wait, did you notice anything else when I zoomed in? Look again, and you’ll see map scaling, one of the most requested features on our Ideas Forum! We’re also working on a native connector to spatial files. That way, you can go beyond the data built in to Tableau and bring in whatever you need.
We’ve got great news for Python fans: We’re working on a direct integration with Python! You’ll be able to leverage the statistical power of Python in Tableau, and interactive analysis of your models will be one calculation away. Data scientists will soon be able to model using the two most popular advanced analytics languages, R and Python, right in Tableau.
And here’s an idea that’s gotten more than 800 votes on the Ideas Forum: What if you could set your viz to automatically filter to the latest date? That will soon be a reality with a feature we’re calling Filter Presets. Simply bring up the filter dialogue, and select “latest date value.” Now the filter will update dynamically to the latest date.
Now let’s talk about visualizing trends over time. Sometimes you want to visualize discrete change. That’s why we’re working to add step and jump lines.
These lines help you visualize changes at specific times as well as periods of no change—when an Olympic record is broken or the price of stamps rises, for example.