Best of the Tableau Web… December 2012:
Top 100 Q4 2012 from Tableau Public:
eBay’s usage of Tableau as the front-end for big data, Teradata and Hadoop with 52 petabytes of
data on everything from user behavior to online transactions to customer shipments and much more:
Why The Information Lab recommends Tableau Software:
Fun with #Tableau Treemap Visualizations
Talk slides: Tableau, SeaVis meetup & Facebook, Andy Kirk’s Facebook Talk from Andy Kirk
Usage of RAM, Disk and Data Extracts with Tableau Data Engine:
Migrating Tableau Server to a New Domain
SAS/Tableau Integration
IFNULL – is not “IF NULL”, is “IF NOT NULL”
Worksheet and Dashboard Menu Improvements in Tableau 8:
Jittery Charts – Why They Dance and How to Stop Them:
Tableau Forums Digest #8
Tableau Forums Digest #9
Tableau Forums Digest #10
Tableau Forums Digest #11
implementation of bandlines in Tableau by Jim Wahl (+ Workbook):


I was silent for a while for a reason: I owe myself to read a big pile of books, articles and blog posts by many authors – I have to read it before I can write something myself. List is huge and it goes many weeks back! I will sample a sublist  here with some relatively fresh reading materials in no particular order:

1. Excellent “Clearly and Simply” blog by Robert Mundigl, here are just 2 samples:

2. Interesting site dedicated to  The Traveling Salesman Problem:

3. Excellent QV Design blog by Matthew Crowther, here are a few examples:

4. Good article by James Cheshire here:

5. Interesting blog by Josh Tapley:

6. A must read blog of Stephen Wolfram, just take a look on his 2 last posts:

7. Nice post by my friend John Callan:

8. I am trying to follow David Raab as much as I can:

9. As always, interesting articles from Timo Elliott:

10. Huge set of articles from variety of Sources about newly released or about to be released xVelocity, PowerPivot2, SQL Server 2012, SSDT (SQl Server Data Tools), VS11 etc.

11. Here is a sample of article with which I disagree (I think OBIEE is TWO generations behind of Qlikview, Tableau and Spotfire), but still need to read it:

this list is go on and on and on, so answer on my own question is: to read!

Below is a prove (unrelated to Data Visualization, but cannot resist to publishing it – I did the spreadsheet below by myself) – rather for myself, that reading can help to avoid mistakes (sounds funny, I know). For example if you will listen last week’s iPropaganda from iChurch, you will think that new iPad 2012 is the best tablet on market. But if you read carefully specification of new iPad 2012 and compare it (after careful reading) with specifications of new Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, you will have a different choice:

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