Pretty much everyone knows that bar charts are a great way to visualize your data.
Really, one of the best.
There are LOTS of reasons why bar charts are just plain awesome, but the two MAIN REASONS are:
- everyone understands them starting in grade school. People know how bar graphs work.
- everyone can quickly estimate values to spot check the numbers displayed in the bar chart.
Now, most people have created lots of bar charts for school projects or maybe in Excel.
But, here’s the thing:
Tableau is a great tool for making bar charts and there are a few techniques worth learning.
In this guide, you will learn:
- How to make a basic bar chart, even if it’s your first time using Tableau
- How to make clustered bar charts (or grouped bar charts) using multiple measures
- Instructions for making stacked bar charts in Tableau
- All about dual axis bar charts (also known as bullet charts)
- How you can create a regular bar chart next to a stacked bar chart side-by-side
- How to create diverging bar charts (kinda tricky but worth it!)
- Tips, tricks, and techniques to wow your colleagues!