Reading Pointers 12/12

(can you answer on the eternal question: to read or to write?)

Minard redone in Tableau (stupidity of french generals was the main reason, not a temperature, sorry Minard):
http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/minard-visualization-1812

Data Visualization course from Stanford University (Jeffrey Heer):
https://graphics.stanford.edu/wikis/cs448b-12-fall/

Yes, Tableau plans IPO:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-12/tableau-software-plans-ipo-to-drive-sales-expansion.html

Tableau Training Resources:
http://public.tableausoftware.com/views/TrainingResources_0/TrainingResources
http://www.tableausoftware.com/learn/training

Some Tableau blogs:
http://www.theinformationlab.co.uk/hub/blogs

Discrete/blue and Continuous/green Fields in Tableau:
http://www.theinformationlab.co.uk/2011/09/23/blue-things-and-green-things/

Build Network Graphs in Tableau.
http://www.clearlyandsimply.com/clearly_and_simply/2012/12/build-network-graphs-in-tableau.html

Python Tableau Data Extract API.
https://www.interworks.com/blogs/bbickell/2012/12/06/introducing-python-tableau-data-extract-api-csv-extract-example
http://ryrobes.com/python/building-tableau-data-extract-files-with-python-in-tableau-8-sample-usage/

Tableau Digest for 11/12 by Andy Cotgreave:
http://www.tableausoftware.com/about/blog/2012/11/best-tableau-web-november-2012-20122

kraken5

Richard Leeke’s Super-Charged ZIP Code Radius-Finder:
http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/177299#177299

Partitioning by Table Calculations:
http://drawingwithnumbers.artisart.org/partitioning-by-table-calculations/

Tableau Forums Digest Weekly #4, #3 and #2
http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/193878#193878
http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/193031#193031
http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/192132#192132

This video describes connecting to Google Analytics in Tableau then blending in data from an Excel file to understand what events are driving web traffic.

Connecting to Google Analytics in Tableau

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