How to visualize Time Series Data using Tableau?

Time series analysis is crucial to understanding your data. The ability to look forward and backward, to drill down from years to days and see data trends over different periods of time is essential for the most comprehensive analysis. Tableau’s built-in date and time functions let you drag and drop to analyze time trends, drill down with a click, analyze times by day of the week, and easily perform time comparisons like year-over-year growth and moving averages.

Time series data usually contain four components:

  1. Level
  2. Trend
  3. Season
  4. Random noise