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Introduction to PowerBI

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Key points from slides:

  • Data Visualization: Display complex information in a way that makes it easier for your end user to explore or understand what you have done.
  • Data Dashboard: A graphical user interface providing easily digestible views of a particular process or objective.
  • Breaking things down into the following four categories will help you select the appropriate graphic type for your data.
    • Comparison
    • Composition
    • Distribution
    • Relationship
  • Before starting project it is good to take stock of your requirements to help you select the appropriate tool:
    • Your expertise
    • Purpose
    • Audience
    • Data requirements
  • PowerBI and Tableau are the most robust entry level dashboard tools available.
  • Many visualization tools can be found linked from the data visualization subject guide.