Useful way of comparing Rank over time when comparing Dimension members, using a dual-axis line / circle chart.


A quick Tech Analytics video gives a reasonable overview of this chart type:

An On Demand session on is also available:

Blog posts

Andy Cotgreave gives good advice on where the use of this chart type works – and where it doesn’t:

Matt Chambers‘ excellent post guides you through the process of creating bump charts in Tableau:

Example workbooks

Matt’s blog post linked above is perfect, and the same can be said of the associated Viz:!/vizhome/CarColorEvolutionNorthAmerica/ColorRankOverTime

Michael Mixon did a good job of showing the effectiveness of this chart type when using small dimensions:!/vizhome/FacebookEnergyUsage/FacebooksEnergyUsage

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