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Building Network Graphs with Tableau


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Presented @ Ottawa Tableau User Group - April 8, 2014
Building Network Graphs with Tableau
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Building Network Graphs with Tableau

  1. 1. Building Network Graphs with Tableau Stéphane Fréchette -! Blog:! Twitter: @sfrechette
  2. 2. What is a Network Graph?
  3. 3. A “graph" is made up of "vertices" or "nodes" and "lines" called "edges" that connect them… G = (V, E)
  4. 4. Graphs can be used to model many types of relations and processes. Many practical problems can be represented by graphs
  5. 5. To visualize relationships, connections and associations in networks Why we build them?
  6. 6. “A picture is worth a thousand words”
  7. 7. Tableau’s Out of the Box Network Graphs? None! Not really…
  8. 8. Tableau is a “Swiss Army Knife” for Data Visualization
  9. 9. Data preparation is key!
  10. 10. Demo - A simple Network Graph
  11. 11. Resources NodeXL: Gephi: Fusion Tables: TouchGraph Navigator: Graphviz: Cytoscape: Neo4j: ! Clearly and Simply: Build Network Graphs in Tableau Maarten van Steen: Graph Theory and Complex Networks (free online access)
  12. 12. What question do you have?
  13. 13. Thank you for attending