Why get out of bed when you can read about people who got out of bed? This pretty much sums up my past weeks, so I decided to make a visualization from an idea that has spent a long time on my to-do list. I put together a database from all the books I’ve read since 2009 (the year I started using moly) and it turned out that the 278 titles almost add up to 100 000 pages. I decided to use chart types that I haven’t played with before, that’s how the Sankey diagram, the Waffle and the Lollipop charts made it to the canvas in Tableau. For the map, I used a custom Mapbox template to visualize the distribution of authors by birthplace. Reading is sexy so grab a book, but before you do, check out my dataviz on Tableau Public.
Can you tell me how you made a waffle chart based on if the author was male/female or if the book was an ebook? I’m trying to figure it out but I can’t calculate a percentage of a string value that isn’t contained to the marks card. I guess I can just do the math in excel and force it, but I’d rather have it dynamic/live in Tableau if possible and I haven’t seen it done like you’ve done it anywhere else.
It was so long ago that I only remember vaguely but I did prepare the data for this and then do some calculations. I’ll make it available for download (if it’s not already).
Thanks! Hopefully I can reverse engineer it based off of that then. I really appreciate your help 🙂