As Donna mentioned last week, this month we’re focusing on alternative chart types. This jitterplot is a fun one inspired by one of Steve Wexler‘s charts in The Big Book of Dashboards. I like jitterplots because they allow you to easily see how an individual compares to the rest of the group via distribution, not just compared to an average or a median.
And since Major League Baseball Spring Training is coming up in a couple weeks, it’s time to look at some baseball data again!
- Dashboard Size: 1000 x 800px
- Create a jitterplot showing all players in each of the 4 metrics on a normalized scale (0 to 1), with the ability to select a specific player
- The selected player should be highlighted by color and size, labeled with the metric value
- Create a dashed median line
- If you click on a gray circle, that player becomes the selected player.
- Show the rank and percentile for the selected player at the bottom of the chart
- Match tooltips and formatting (if you want to match my colors, they are #005C5C and #C4CED4)
When you publish your solution on Tableau Public make sure to take the time and include a link to the original inspiration. Also include the hashtag #WOW2023 in your description to make it searchable!