Congrats on becoming a Tableau User! You've started off on the right foot by participating in the forums and Tableau Public.One thing that helped me was playing around with other people's workbooks and see what they did and how they did it. I would suggest checking out some of the featured Viz in the Gallery | Tableau Public and downloading their workbook and playing around to see how they did things.
If you're on LinkedIn, check out these two groups for Tableau:
-Tableau Software Fans and Friends - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/118463
-Tableau Enthusiasts: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2940737
It's not super-active, but there is also a Tableau Subreddit: Tableau- News, Vizzes, and more
I also like to hang out here in the Community Forums and help others. Even if you are a newer user, there's bound to be something you can help someone with. Try it out!
Hope this gets you somewhat started on your Tableau Journey!
I agree with Nathan's tips. Additionally you may want to check out Makover Monday. This is a great way to see what others have done with a dataset, learn about viz best practices, and give them your own take.
Welcome - and good luck on your Tableau journey!
Check out the following links. You'll learn a whole bunch from them. Post back when you're done going through them.
Thx for the reply and awesome links. Regarding the first one, I'm using Tableau Public and after downloading the workbook am getting the message "The requested workbook does not exist on Tableau Public. Only workbooks that are currently available on Tableau public may be opened." Is there any way to open those in Tableau Public?
Wow! That was quick. You sure you didn't skip any?
In all seriousness I'm not to familiar with Tableau Public. Maybe some one can chime on and enlighten both of us? Also, you do get a free trial of Tableau Desktop.
If you're a student check out the following link.
I didn't get through any of them actually. I went to the first beginner question, downloaded the workbook (adjustable fixed axis.twbx), and tried to open it in Tableau Public. That's when I got the message above.
I had the free trial already. For two weeks. I'm assuming I don't get another free trial.
Regarding the Student program, I'm studying on my own (via Udemy.com), not through an accredited college. I had assumed that wouldn't qualify as a "full-time student" but perhaps I should give it a try anyway???
I noticed that some of the workbook solutions have been posted up to Tableau Public. I can open those. Looks like someone just needs to post all the workbooks up to Public. Seems like the author should have done that.
Thx for the quick and helpful reply! Jeff.