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My Skillshare channel

I recently started a Data visualization channel on Skillshare where I’ll be publishing how-to classes and other data visualization content. Follow me on Skillshere if you want to know about the new classes and promotions!

Data visualization for non-designers and other mere mortals.

If you want to make effective and nice charts using office tools like Microsoft Excel, and have no formal graphic design skills, this introduction to data visualization is for you. Learn more

Pie charts are OK (-ish). How to use them. Hoe to make them.

No chart type generates more discussion than pie charts. Learn how to fix misconceptions and how to make pie charts in Excel, Datawrapper, Flourish and PowerBI. Learn more…

My ebooks

The Universal Chart Maker are the first wordless instructions manuals to make charts in Excel and Tableau. If you are not fluent in English or for some reason don’t like to follow written instructions, with these visual instructions you can make great charts that go beyond the Excel charts library and Tableau’s Show Me. Get the bundle here.

Wordless instructions to make charts in Excel
Wordless instructions to make a chart in Tableau

Here are some examples of charts that you’ll learn to make using Tableau.

Recent visuals

To tell you the truth, I don’t like the word “lie”: it feels obvious and unsophisticated. I prefer something like “reframing truth”, “alternative facts” or an English word I recently…

I’m still in shock. Such a stupid Excel mistake. I should know better, but it was Monday, so… Let me tell you about it. It’s as mistake as old as…

A single horizon chart is easy to make in Excel using overlapping columns or areas (the trick is to structure the data the right way). But the horizon chart is…

I need to learn PowerBI, as soon as possible (per client request). So, I spent much of last week using it. I wrote about the depressing experience on Twitter. I…

When I saw Paris for the first time I was like, meh. Not Paris’ fault. This was the second leg of a trip that started in Prague, and I was…

How do Excel and Tableau compare when actually making a chart? I couldn’t find such post, so I wrote one. I’ll create a simple chart, a population pyramid, and comment…

After creating wordless instructions for making charts in Excel, here is the Tableau version. This post discusses similarities and differences between both tools. Check out the e-books at the bottom!…

An ebook that uses visual instructions to show how to make charts in Excel. Non-English speakers should be able to follow these instructions.

It began with a tweet: Data tweeps: Help! I need to become a competent data viz thinker, well, immediately. Are there “must-read” sources that y’all can suggest? — Lindsey Leininger…

This post summarizes a few key points in my NTTS2017 effective data visualization for statistical offices

Recent posts

To tell you the truth, I don’t like the word “lie”: it feels obvious and unsophisticated. I prefer something like “reframing truth”, “alternative facts” or an English word I recently…

I’m still in shock. Such a stupid Excel mistake. I should know better, but it was Monday, so… Let me tell you about it. It’s as mistake as old as…

A single horizon chart is easy to make in Excel using overlapping columns or areas (the trick is to structure the data the right way). But the horizon chart is…

I need to learn PowerBI, as soon as possible (per client request). So, I spent much of last week using it. I wrote about the depressing experience on Twitter. I…

When I saw Paris for the first time I was like, meh. Not Paris’ fault. This was the second leg of a trip that started in Prague, and I was…

How do Excel and Tableau compare when actually making a chart? I couldn’t find such post, so I wrote one. I’ll create a simple chart, a population pyramid, and comment…

After creating wordless instructions for making charts in Excel, here is the Tableau version. This post discusses similarities and differences between both tools. Check out the e-books at the bottom!…

An ebook that uses visual instructions to show how to make charts in Excel. Non-English speakers should be able to follow these instructions.

It began with a tweet: Data tweeps: Help! I need to become a competent data viz thinker, well, immediately. Are there “must-read” sources that y’all can suggest? — Lindsey Leininger…

This post summarizes a few key points in my NTTS2017 effective data visualization for statistical offices