This is pretty cool! Here is a link to the Tableau Cook Book . This has an example of every (ok maybe just a lot not in the Show Me) chart type in one place, with recipes (links to procedures) on how to create. It also includes when to use and why to use that chart type. I do think this is a working document for them as well, so more may be added. Either way, please take a few minutes to look through and it can open up what Tableau can do. There are other chart types not on here that you can essentially do by finding one similar on here and tweaking. Have fun exploring!