Data Viz Done Right

May 24, 2016

Tableau Tip Tuesday: Five Use Cases for Strip Plots


In last week’s Makeover Monday about global warming I included a strip plot at the bottom of my final visualisation. You may hear these also called barcode charts or frequency charts, but whatever their “official” name, they are very useful for:

  1. Seeing a lot of data at a glance
  2. Understanding concentration of the data
  3. Seasonal trends


In this week’s video tip, I walk you through five use cases for strip plots varying from global warming to the frequency of fires to distribution of sales to deprivation in Scotland.