Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) for Tableau

Here you will find numerous instructional videos that illustrate a variety of graphical techniques that allow to visually explore your data. If you have a new dataset, and Tableau is your tool of choice, follow along with these how-to videos and you will begin to identify the most interesting characteristics of your dataset.

Variation Within Dimensions

Bar Chart:

Tree Map:


Cross tab:


Pareto Chart:


Slope Graph:


Variation Within Measures



Strip Plot:


Frequency Polygon:


Q-Q Plot (45 degree line):


Relationships within Measures

Scatterplot and Connected Scatterplot:


Relationships Among Dimensions

Trellis Chart (or Small Multiples):


Variation Across Time

Cycle Plots:


Here’s the workbook on Tableau Public: