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January 26, 2016

Tableau Tip Tuesday: How to Create Diverging Bar Charts

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UPDATE: Some followers have let me know that they've heard these charts called tornado charts or butterfly charts. Basically, the consensus is that this type of chart doesn't have a name. That's ok though!

For this week's tip, I show you how to make diverging bar chart or bikini charts or whatever they are called.


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  1. Thank you for this great post. I put this to work on a viz I was working on today. I love to learn something new and doing it in Tableau. Especially when the solution is simple and effective.

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  2. Great walk-through, as always. Interesting point on the name of the chart... I hadn't heard "Bikini Chart" before; I've always called it "Butterfly Chart" -- have also heard it referenced as "Tornado Chart" (obviously all are variations on a theme ;-D).

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  3. Hi, Many Thanks for the above post.
    I have a suggestion, it will be better if you can give us scenario where we can use this kind of chart which you posted as "Tips for the week".

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  4. The Tornado Chart...great way to visualize when the data is conducive...

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