I wanted to create a hear map similar to the one in the attached file. In my data basically I only have (and need) two variables, one is the product manufacturer name, and the other is the number of products made by the manufacturer last year. And I want to create a heat map which is similar to the example shown in the attached file. I have manufacture name displayed in each square box, and the color&size of the box represents the number of the products made by that manufacturer last year.
Can Tableau have the capability to create a chart like that? Thanks so much!
That's a tree map.
They can sometimes be difficult to read. Tableau presented this as an alternative: http://www.tableausoftware.com/about/blog/2011/05/alternative-tree-maps-0
But they can be done with some effort: http://www.jeromecukier.net/blog/2012/04/19/treemaps-in-tableau-can-be-done/