Thanks for the compliment
I can't claim that I came up with the chart though, I'm sure it's been done before. I don't know if this type of chart has a name either.
It would be nice if Tableau had a plug-in architecture, where we could design new charts in worksheets based on an existing API... Actually, Tableau MIGHT have this functionality, I've just never seen it.
The API seems to only apply to Tableau server version? While decent, I would prefer some functionality in Tableau Desktop, as not all of us can afford the server version.
So, I didn't make a packaged workbook, but I made a Tableau Public viz instead using SuperStore data. If you download it, you'll see all kinds of hackery I used to format it.
I haven't had the time to try using containers enough, but I foresee some problems with that too, which might still require the header/title/font shenanigans I did.
Nice looking chart Suresh! Very clean.
Nice work! I can see some places where I might use that myself for comparing individual to groups.
Out of curiousity, is there a good mechanism to display interesting charts we create? I don't mean Viz-of-the-day stuff, as I'm not too interested in the content backing the data, nor about telling a story, but rather just a useful chart (like the one above).
I'll join the bandwagon as well -- nice combination of charts that I will be using in the future.
With respect to where to display them and indicate to others how you did it, I suggest checking out the Viz-Talk Community forum. http://community.tableau.com/community/viz-talk
Thanks for putting up a sample viz with the containers. I ended up using that for some of my work, but I forgot to update this thread
Looks really nice.
I've updated my heat map and bar graph to Tableau 8. I had hoped it would make everything awesomer to use floating containers, but it's not that much better... The benefit is that I could get rid of that annoying fixed whitespace and 'white font' headers.