Tag: Connected Dot Plots
Down With Tadpoles, Up With Arrows | The Superiority of the Arrow Chart
So yesterday I published a blog on how to create a Tadpole Chart. And there was some great feedback and some great debate over the usability both on Twitter and on LinkedIn.
However, one tweet thread with Tableau Ambassador Christina Gorga and Data Viz Wizard Steve Wexler was particularly interesting
As much as I like the aesthetic appeal of the comet and tadpole, an arrow chart is now my first choice. The comet doesn’t work well if the two values are close together.
— Steve Wexler (@DataRevelations) October 3, 2022
After reading this, I felt somewhat foolish.
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Tadpole Charts with Nicely Placed Labels in Tableau
I’m indifferent to amphibians, but I do like tadpole charts. In this blog, I’m going to show you the steps to create one with a little trick around labelling that may be useful in making this chart – but also for other charts in Tableau.
Table of Contents
This ones a bit involved, so here’s a table of contents:
- What Exactly is a Tadpole Chart?
- Step 1: Create a Dot Plot of Profits by Product Sub-Category
- Step 2: Connect the Dots!
- Step 3: Creating the Tadpoles
- Step 4: Emphasising Difference Through Use of Colour
- Step 5: Nice Labels For