Data Viz Done Right

January 2, 2018

Makeover Monday: U.S. Poultry and Livestock Consumption (Alternative Tools Edition)

I think we should all be exploring as many tools as possible when practicing data visualization. Makeover Monday provides the perfect platform for practicing, so I'm going to do my best to lead by example.

Yes, I love Tableau and it's my favorite, but learning how other tools work, how easy or difficult they are to use, and whether they allow visual analytics, helps me to understand the marketplace and be a more informed data visualizer.

Given this week's data set is so simple, I decided to give a few other tools a try. Below you'll find several versions of essentially the same chart I created in Tableau using other tools. Are these tools perfect? No, but no tool is; they get the job done though.

Google Data Studio




  1. Hey Andy,

    Thanks for sharing. Question for you if possible - trying to recreate what you did in Google Data Studio. Any hints/tips for calculating the YoY % change in GDS?

    Thanks so much,

    1. Hi Jory. I created the measure in the data source itself before importing into GDS.