In this course, you will learn the various types of calculations that Tableau uses in extending visualizations beyond using the fields in your spreadsheet. You will create a Boolean calculation and interpret the results and explore the constraints and requirements of if-then calculations and case statements. You will learn how to do date/time arithmetic. You will explore the point and click power of Tableau and learn how attributes and dimensions behave. Finally, you will assemble a visualization using existing fields, create the calculation that you need to add the insight, and format the visualization how you want it to look.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Govind Acharya is a Principal Analyst in the UC Davis Budget and Institutional Office. In his position, he is responsible for developing and implementing data visualizations on a variety of institutional related data such as classroom utilization, faculty, staff, and students. At Ithaca College, he developed some of the first Tableau dashboards and developed a set of best practices still in use today. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego and did his graduate work at San Francisco State University and Cornell University in Economics. He is on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA, the world’s largest and best known human rights organizations.