3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 3, 2016 2:51 AM by Louisa Kho

# How to create a simple (i assumed) sunburst graph?

Hi, I would like to create a graph which I assumed is sunburst like this :

I would like to show the exact information on the accident rates based on time and weather just like the picture but I'm not sure on how I can do that.

Would appreciate if someone will be kind enough to teach me on how to create the graph above.

Thank you.

• ###### 1. Re: How to create a simple (i assumed) sunburst graph?

Hi Louisa,

My colleague wrote this blog and provided this sample workbook a long while back. It should be a good start: https://interworks.co.uk/blog/radial-bar-chart/

However radial bar charts are difficult to read as its difficult to compare various pieces to others. Our eyes don't work well without straight lines and we can't mentally process a piece of a shape overlayed on another.  Is noon greater than 6pm? Very hard to tell.  This would still probably best be visualised as a line chart. It would allow better comparisons between times and to see any correlations much more easily.

Tableau doesn't have this type of chart as standard. You need to use some skills and make your own. Tableau tends to provide standard charts that add more value and are simpler to understand and use in visualisations.

Best Regards,

Carl Slifer

InterWorks

• ###### 2. Re: How to create a simple (i assumed) sunburst graph?

Hi Louisa

Just to supplement Carl's great answer.

There are other blogs, this sprung to mind >> Radial treemaps & bar charts in Tableau « Bora Beran

Some supplementary support

As Carl rightly mentions - these aren't included as default in Tableau as they are more 'visual candy' rather than 'best practice' due to the difficulty of drawing meaningful conclusions from them.

That said, I say - do what you want!

Best of luck

Cheers

Mark

• ###### 3. Re: How to create a simple (i assumed) sunburst graph?

Thanks!