November 30, 2016
How Many Times Have Teams Been to the World Series?
Yesterday I wrote about how much I liked a World Series viz created by Business Insider. One of my favourite ways to learn Tableau, and one I highly recommend to everyone, is to reproduce work that inspires me.
What was most fun about creating this viz is that it’s built completely with ASCII squares. Yes, I use a measure for the axis, but the measure is merely a placeholder. I learned a lot creating this viz this way; basically you can easily create a unit chart without having to densify the data by using a simple calculation that trims the ASCII squares instead. I also included bar charts in tooltips.
Download the workbook to see how I did it. In the meantime, here’s my take on the frequency of teams appearing in the World Series.