1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 8, 2012 7:04 AM by Jonathan Drummey

    Resizing free form shapes programatically

    Natasha Thurston

      I'm wondering if there are any power users out there attempting to use Tableau to resize complex shapes given underlying data inputs.

      The following graphic will explain exactly what I'm trying to do.

      Hope someone out there is going down this road!

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Resizing free form shapes programatically
          Jonathan Drummey

          Hi Natasha,

           

          Besides the forums, I frequent a lot of the Tableau blogs and Twitter and I've never seen anything like this. To pull this off algorithmically would require a ton of calculations to generate the polygons; for example, making the radius of the curved lines proportional to the value's proportion of the whole. Given the amount of pre-processing required, you might be better off doing that using a tool like Processing, d3, etc.

           

          Jonathan