Archive for month: January, 2010

More on Tableau Public

22 January, 2010 (19:19) | charts, data visualization | By: jerome

Yesterday’s post on Tableau Public generated a surge of traffic so I thought I should add more examples and practical information for people interested in the software.   Here’s a quick one on health, based on OECD Health at a Glance: Just select two indicators, and you see how one influences the other. Or rather, […]

Using Tableau Public: first thoughts

21 January, 2010 (15:44) | data publishing, data visualization | By: jerome

I am currently beta testing Tableau Public. Essentially Tableau Public let you bring the power of Tableau analysis online. With Tableau public, your audience doesn’t need to download a workbook file that they can see in an offline, software client – they can see and interact with your work directly on a web page. There […]

Health statistics

5 January, 2010 (18:17) | charts | By: jerome

In the last days of 2009, this chart has been published by the National Geographic blog: The chart has since been debated and criticized, among others, by Jon Peltier, Andrew Gelman, and Evan Falchuk – which all made valid points. For instance, to show correlation and outliers, a scatterplot does a much better job. That […]

Mortality data with Tableau Public

4 January, 2010 (17:49) | data visualization, Uncategorized | By: jerome

Last month I saw this infographic chart put together by GE and GOOD magazine: While the look and feel is pleasing I was bothered by a few choices of design. First, homicides and accidental deaths are not taken into account. I suspect that for some demographic categories, they represent a significant proportion of the deaths. […]