Tableau Software – A Data Analyst’s Dream

Here it is, my first publicly published data visualization:

Cancer Incidence Rates by State and Cancer Site (Stats from National Cancer Institute)

Facts quickly gleaned from this visualization:

  • Breast and Prostate Cancer are the highest incidence cancer sites in the United States
  • The District of Columbia has the highest Prostate Cancer Rate
  • Massachusetts has the highest Breast Cancer Rate
  • Kentucky has the highest rate of Lung Cancer per 100,000 people

Some helpful tips for interacting with this visualization:

  • At the top of the screen are tabs for the different “sheets” of the visualization (Dashboards are sheets that combine one or more detail sheets): 
  • If you hover over a column heading, you get a little icon that allows you to sort the data in ascending or descending order:
  • You can click on a type of cancer or a state and either exclude it, or display only that data: 
    • Use the <ctrl> key to select more than one filter at the same time.
  • You can also filter the data by State:
  • To Undo or Reset to the default settings, click on the reset button at the bottom of the visualization:
  • You can get more detail about any datapoint by hovering your mouse over it to get a “tooltip” to pop-up: 

Feedback welcome. More visualizations coming soon.

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