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Create powerful data visualizations and unlock intelligent business insights with Tableau. Tableau is the gold standard of business intelligence and visual analytics tools in every industry. It enables rapid data visualization and interpretation with charts, graphs, dashboards, and much more. Updated with the latest features of Tableau, this book takes you from the foundations of the Tableau paradigm through to advanced topics.



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