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Presented @ Ottawa Tableau User Group - April 8, 2014

Presented @ Ottawa Tableau User Group - April 8, 2014
Building Network Graphs with Tableau
Sample data and walkthrough on http://stephanefrechette.com/network-graphs-tableau/

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Building Network Graphs with Tableau Building Network Graphs with Tableau Presentation Transcript

  • Building Network Graphs with Tableau Stéphane Fréchette - stephanefrechette@ukubu.com! Blog: stephanefrechette.com! Twitter: @sfrechette
  • What is a Network Graph?
  • A “graph" is made up of "vertices" or "nodes" and "lines" called "edges" that connect them… G = (V, E)
  • Graphs can be used to model many types of relations and processes. Many practical problems can be represented by graphs
  • To visualize relationships, connections and associations in networks Why we build them?
  • “A picture is worth a thousand words”
  • Tableau’s Out of the Box Network Graphs? None! Not really…
  • Tableau is a “Swiss Army Knife” for Data Visualization
  • Data preparation is key!
  • Demo - A simple Network Graph
  • Resources NodeXL: https://nodexl.codeplex.com/ Gephi: https://gephi.org/ Fusion Tables: https://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/2566732?hl=en TouchGraph Navigator: http://www.touchgraph.com/navigator Graphviz: http://www.graphviz.org/ Cytoscape: http://www.cytoscape.org/ Neo4j: http://www.neo4j.org/ ! Clearly and Simply: Build Network Graphs in Tableau Maarten van Steen: Graph Theory and Complex Networks (free online access)
  • What question do you have?
  • Thank you for attending