Tableau Public Announces Top 100 Visualizations of Q3

Best performers by traffic include, Wired and; the most interactive visualizations were posted by data journalists

Oct 27, 2010, 08:47 ET from Tableau Software

SEATTLE, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Tableau released its quarterly publication of the Top 100 Visualizations for Tableau Public for Q3 2010. These are ranked by viewing sessions and online interactions and show trends across the group. In Q3 Tableau Public authors created visualizations on a wide range of topics, including the Wikileaks Afghan War data, youth soccer statistics and the cost of owning an iPad in different countries around the world.





The most popular visualization is a fantasy football defensive matchup tracker created by Al Melchior at, who was at the top of the list in Q2 as well.  

The visualizations with the highest interactivity rates were by professional data journalists. The interactivity rate represents how many viewers click on the visualization to filter, sort or get more detail and is a key measure of how engaged readers are with a story. Data journalists are increasingly turning to new tools like Tableau Public to tell stories with data.

The most interactive views were authored by

  1. Steve Thompson from the Dallas Morning News with a view on the city budget
  2. Justin Mayo at The Seattle Times with a view on Seattle crime
  3. Chad Skelton at The Vancouver Sun with a view on top cities for car crashes

Steve Thompson, City Hall Reporter, Dallas Morning News, said "Tableau has added a whole other level of information that we get in our blog....I've found it amazingly easy to use....[Tableau Public] lets us take complex things and explain them to our readers simply, in ways that a story or simple chart can't."

"Our goal in building Tableau Public was to give people a new way to publish data to the web -- one that is not only visual and fun but also free," said Ellis fields, Director of Product Marketing for Tableau Public. "We want journalists, bloggers and non-corporate users to be able to create interactive visualizations and share data without worrying about fees. They can engage their audiences in conversations based on data that is useful, beautiful and shareable."

Tableau Software also announced the continued explosive growth of Tableau Public.  Bloggers, journalists and individuals have used the free Tableau Public product to tell stories with data on the web. To date, people have made over 7.5 million visits to web pages enabled with Tableau Public's interactive visualizations.

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