FAQ's about Tableau 201

What is Practical Tableau?

Practical Tableau is a collection of Tableau content created by Ryan Sleeper, Tableau Zen Master, author of the 2015 Tableau Public Viz of the Year, 2013 Tableau Iron Viz Champion, and Director of Data Visualization at Evolytics.

Many chapters in the book are available for free through the links on this page. The book has been accepted for publication by O’Reilly Media and will be available in print and ebook formats early in 2017. You can buy the book in Early Release and get chapters as they’re available (and the complete book when it’s finished). Subscribe to be notified when the Early Release version of the book is available .

Kind words about the content

Re: Storytelling

“Possibly the best collection of Tableau tips you will see this year, simple but amazingly powerful …” – Matt Francis, Tableau Zen Master at wannabedatarockstar.blogspot.co.uk


Re: How to Highlight a Dimension

“As a huge believer in showing the user ‘you are here’, this highlighting trick is killer.” – Steve Wexler, 2011 Tableau Iron Viz Champion and Tableau Zen Master at datarevelations.com


Re: How to Learn Tableau

“Excellent resource … good for all beginners!” – Andy Cotgreave, Senior Technical Evangelist at Tableau / gravyanecdote.com