Maybe you have a strong dislike for pie charts, and donut charts alike. As a supporting visual to a KPI, they do come in handy from time to time though. I saw a "half-donut" chart in one of my fitness apps and it struck a good balance between visual appeal and optimized screen real estate when compared to a full donut.
The sunburst chart is ideal for displaying hierarchical data. Each level of the hierarchy is represented by one ring or circle with the innermost circle represents top of the hierarchy. The circle in the center represents the root node, with the hierarchy moving outward from the center. A sunburst chart without any hierarchical data (one level of categories), looks similar to a doughnut chart.
Ann Jackson, a tableau evangelist , a tableau enthusiast who despite her busy schedule contributes to the community without fail. Her contribution to the community comes via her well curated site "jacksontwo.com", wherein she says people can find a little bit of everything. She is the leader of "Phoenix tableau user group" as well, that provides generous guidance and support in the field.
My fellow colleague Hendrik Kleine taught me another way of creating a donut chart.So today I am posting a variation on the traditional donut instead. We live in the age of gamification and you'll frequently come across a donut representing a single value, making it a KPI viz. In this post, I'll walk through making such a KPI donut, with a twist, each percentage point (out of a total 100) is displayed distinctly.
Tableau forum is a wonderful platform to get the answers to all your tableau related queries. Here, at Tableau Forum, this saying is brought to practicality as users not only learn, but also teach and share ideas with each other further expanding the users’ knowledge base. I truly believe that there are many hidden gems such as small yet valuable Tableau tips and Tricks which are currently hidden in Tableau Forum's Post, I thought of documenting them one after the other so that anyone and everyone can utilise them in their daily tableau work.
There are many different ways of telling a story, but everything starts with an idea.Matt Chambers, data architect at Clemson University who makes complex data easy to understand.Through graphics and other visual strategies, he weaves a story using data. His visualization quickly draw attention to the key messages and uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone .You all probably recognize Matt Chambers’ by his awesome Vizes like "Car color popularity bump chart" .
Tableau doesn’t support 3d graphs because they aren’t consistent with best practices for presenting data in a way that it can be accurately understood. Studies have shown that 3D Charts are less accurate than other visualization types, and Tableau has a strong bias towards accuracy in presentation. No one finds 3D bars, 3D pies etc. analytically useful. On the contrary they make the charts harder to read with no real benefit. So many Viz Gurus advised not to use 3D charts in tableau.