wikipedia defines these as:

A tag cloud (word cloud, or weighted list in visual design) is a visual representation of text data, typically used to depict keyword metadata (tags) on websites, or to visualize free form text. Tags are usually single words, and the importance of each tag is shown with font size or color.


Tableau’s on demand tutorials feature this handy overview:

ABlazeGroupBI shared this guide on YouTube:

Tech Analytics’ video includes a look at this type of visualisation:

Whilst Francois Ajenstat shared this, back from the days of Version 8:

Blog posts

A post on Tableau Public:

Really comprehensive guide on

An excellent post by Dave Andrade:

Example workbooks

Dave’s Tableau Public workbook can be found here:!/vizhome/WordCloudsandWizardry/HarryPotterWordCloud-AllWords

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