Tableau community, I need your help in getting this request fulfilled. Thank you for Voting for this idea.
Adding a Network Graph to your wonderful tool would be a natural progression. It’s one of the few basic graphs, and the only basic graph that Tableau cannot yet do without a long 'work around'.
- If you look up Graph Theory on Wikipedia, they are using network graphs to pull in readers.
- Zach Watson writes about “The 5 Most Common Data Relationships Shown through Visualization” and sure enough, Network Graphs make the Top 5!
- Google Fusion Tables has made sure to include them.
- Gephi and NodeXL both have them available.
The Problem with the above link is you need to assign coordinates for each object. You’ve such an intuitive tool; it sells its self because of the speed it can analyze data. It’s almost shame the above time consuming directions are the only solution. The good news, you can easily improve this!
Picture author: Jeffrey Heer, Michael Bostock, and Vadim Ogievetsky Stanford University