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In this article, we will learn how to forecast in tableau worksheet to do further operations. For this first look into two terms :

  • Tableau: Tableau could also be a really powerful data visualization tool that can be used by data analysts, scientists, statisticians, etc. to ascertain the data and acquire a transparent opinion supported the data analysis. Tableau is extremely famous because it can absorb data and produce the required data visualization output during a really short time.
  • Forecasting: Forecasting is about predicting the top of the day value of a measure. There are many mathematical models for forecasting. Tableau uses the model mentioned as exponential smoothing. In exponential smoothing, recent observations are given relatively more weight than older observations.

Dataset used in the given examples is Dataset.

For this we have to follow some steps :

Open the Tableau tool and connect a dataset into it. Drag and drop the one sheet of the connected dataset. Click on sheet1 to open the tableau worksheet. On clicking Sheet1 you will get whole dataset attributes on the left side and a worksheet for work.

For forecasting, you have to first draw a graph or chart by selecting attributes( by drag and drop ) then apply the concept of forecasting.


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Last Updated : 01 Oct, 2020
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