Join Matt Francis for an in-depth discussion in this video Exercise files, part of Data Visualization Tips and Tricks.
- [Instructor] If you have access to the exercise files for this course, you can download them to your desktop. There's a number of Tableau workbooks that I used for the demonstrations in this video. You can open them up and see how I've built some of the visualizations that I demonstrated. In addition, there are some extra files that don't come with the Tableau public download. Anscombes is a Excel file to create the Anscombe Quartet charts. Histogram is needed for the example Histograms.
In most of the demonstrations, I use a modified version of the Superstore styles data set that comes with Tableau. This is a modification to make the Southern states less profitable. If you don't use this file, then your examples will not look the same as the videos, but the principle is exactly the same. The Tile Map location files, the CSV, the Excel file, and the TDE are used to create the Tile Maps that you'll find in Chapter Six.
If you're viewing this course on a mobile device, a set top device, or your membership doesn't provide access to the exercise files, that's OK, I encourage you to still follow along as we go through the course. Now, let's get started.
- Explain the importance of data visualization.
- Determine when an infographic or an exploratory dashboard would be most appropriate.
- Identify the elements of a Gantt chart.
- Recall the characteristics of four kinds of distribution.
- Recognize the drawbacks of using a pie chart.
- Explain when to use a symbol map.