Welcome to another edition of the Tableau Community Digest! I just returned back to the great rainy Seattle after spending a good week up in the British Columbia wilderness. Salmo, BC to be exact if you map junkies want to see just how far I ventured from my home city. Taking some time to unplug always brings me a renewed sense of vigor to my work and daily life. Well, enough about my fun, let's talk data!
This week I wanted to highlight a viz that touches on something that we almost all will experience at some point in our life, having to take medications, and what side effects you might experience from these medications.
From dry skin to the drug not being effective at all, find out common symptoms with this analysis of vigilance reports from the FDA. The design and aesthetic of the viz is captivating to me and very clean, in my opinion. Check out more work by the author of the viz, Simon Lafosse, at his Tableau Public profile found here.
Another amazing work of Simon's I would love to call out is Colorful Music a phenomenal viz that explores data from research on how humans associate music to color. It is not only a fascinating topic but also a beautiful and colorful viz. Create a profile and make sure to favorite those vizzes and follow those authors that inspire you.
+ Tableau Conference is just around the corner! Don't hesitate and secure your ticket today! I will be there with the Tableau Community team and cannot wait for the big show. Secure your ticket by August 23rd and save $200! Register here.
+ Don't sleep on the Tableau 2019.3 beta! Tableau Product Marketing Senior Manager Ryan McShane put together a phenomenal blog that would definitely check out. Check it out here: Explain Data, Tableau Catalog, and Project McKinley now in beta | Tableau Software.
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▲ Top-Voted Idea
Our top-voted idea this week is 'IN' Operator equivalent added to Tableau. This idea originally posted back in 2012, received 3 new votes this week, and has received a total of 798 votes. There is some great information from Tableau and other community members in the comments of the idea that I highly suggest checking out a newer feature of Tableau, Set Actions, that many users have leveraged to achieve the use cases listed for using an 'IN' operator in SQL.
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▲ Most Talked About Thread
Our most talked about thread this week was Joining multiple data sets from Nana Taylor. This thread had 21 replies and was answered by Forums Ambassador Jim Dehner. Thank you, Jim, for helping yet another member of the Tableau Community!
▲ Community Highlights
+ Tableau Zen Master Tamas Foldi has a new article out on the medium about Scaling out Tableau Extracts — Building a distributed Tableau Hyper Cluster. Check it out today!
Happy prepping, vizzing, and analyzing!