4 Quadrant in Tableau
In case you are a Tableau or knowledge visualization fanatic, then you’ve got actually come throughout the 4 quadrant chart. A quadrant chart is solely a scatter plot that’s divided into 4 equal squares, therefore the title quadrant. Like a scatter plot, the quadrant chart plots one measure on the X-axis and one other on the Y-axis. By dividing into quadrants, the chart makes it simpler for readers to grasp which traits the info factors are strongly (or poorly) related to. One of the well-known examples of quadrant chart is the Gartner’s Magic Quadrant. It permits enterprise leaders to research how manufacturers, software program, platforms, and many others. are performing in particular markets.
Beneath is the 2020 Magic Quadrant which reveals that Tableau and Energy BI are main in Enterprise Intelligence trade.
On this weblog publish, I’ll present some fast and simple methods to make a quadrant chart in Tableau with a number of codecs.
Fundamental Quadrant Chart
Open the MakeOverMonday Week 29 dataset
Drag Faith is essential to Columns and Faith isn’t essential (High) Rows
Transfer 12 months to Filter shelf and choose 2012 solely
On Marks card, select Circle from the dropdown record
Drag Ought to Be Accepted Faith Essential and Ought to Be Accepted Faith Not Essential to Shade
Drag Nation to Textual content. Right here is I take advantage of Higher operate make the textual content bigger
Regulate colours and fonts as most popular.
Proper-click on Y-axis and add Reference Line per Pane. Choose ‘Fixed’ and enter 0.5. Select Format and reduce Shading and Textual content opacity to zero to clean out ‘50%’
Proper-click on X-axis and add Reference Line per Pane and do the identical with Y-axis
You’ll now have 2 reference traces dividing the scatter plot into quadrants.
NOTE: You possibly can select ‘Fill Above’ and ‘Fill Beneath (Proper)’ to paint the quadrant as most popular.
4 Quadrant Colours Utilizing Annotation
Now let’s colour all 4 quadrants 4 completely different colours. To do that, right-click and choose Annotate Space. Then dimension the annotation field to be the identical dimension because the quadrant. Proper-click to format, color-pick the colour legend colour (or desired colour) & set the opacity slider to fifteen%.
NOTE: Regular Mark choice solely works when printed.
You can even choose Format and Annotations and alter a formatting possibility for all annotation without delay. On this instance under, I modified the entire annotation corners to spherical.
If you happen to want to format the entire annotations without delay, then maintain the CTRL key whereas deciding on the entire annotations, then right-click and select format.
Bonus: Single Shade Quadrant
There could also be situations the place you need to spotlight a single quadrant to focus viewers’ consideration on that particular space. To do that, right-click and edit every line to Fill Above (or under if wanted) w/ background colour (ex. white). Then right-click on the chart space & format the worksheet pane. It will colour the remaining sq. to the specified spotlight colour.