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Salesforce Wave™ visualizations … more like a drip

A lot of our clients have been asking about Salesforce Wave.  I was also curious to understand the product’s capabilities.  There’s much to explore across the entire solution, and of course I started with the visualizations. Fired up the app

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More frightening than any halloween zombie movie

I was checking out SAS’ newest release of Visual Analytics as it’s always great to see how companies are advancing the possibilities in data visualization.  This is one of their examples (http://www.sas.com/software/visual-analytics/demos/risk-capital-management.html). Honestly, I was blind-sided at how far away this

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What Facebook is “hiding” in this viz

Click image to access the interactive charts (opens in a new window).

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Verse 12 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

My company recently became an Alteryx partner and I wanted to stretch my imagination on how to fulfill the promise of this blog series, and do something pretty cool. This final verse delivers a unique viz combining the data visualization power

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Verse 11 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

Even I am starting to feel a little sorry for the pie chart.  My fellow viz peers generally accept using pie charts on maps. Andy (vizwiz.blogspot.com) might still not let this one pass as he says, “Friends don’t let friends use pie charts.” Use

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Verse 10 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

The long tail whips up on the pie chart (inspired by Chris Anderson’s ‘The Long Tail,’ which nicely articulates the value of understanding all your sales, not just the highest.) While bar charts are the best substitute for a summary,

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Verse 9 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

Pareto beats out Playfair’s pie charts The Pareto (80/20) graph helps us analyze the distribution of sales with a category. We use bar charts to take the guessing out of which category has more sales. Though not the top seller,

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