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March 3, 2015

Tableau Tip Tuesday: Creating Connected Scatter Plots in Tableau

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I love connected scatter plots, especially when they are animated. Hans Rosling made the scatter plot more famous with his incredible video showing fertility rates vs. life expectancy, and this is the data set that I used in this tip.  Also worth checking out is this great blog post by Alberto Cairo.

I previously wrote detailed instructions for creating connected scatter plots here.

You can download the workbook used to create this video here.

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  1. Awesome! Love the video instruction.

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    1. Great video Andy, please could you let me know how do you get curved lines. I tried to create a connected scatter plot with a small set of data points, but unable to get the curved line effect..

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    2. Floyd, why would you want curved lines? Curved lines visually misrepresent that data.

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