This is my last Workout Wednesday for 2020 (don’t worry, I’ll be back in 2021!), so I thought I’d take it easy on everyone. This week you’ll be building a single chart – a divergent histogram.
I first saw a divergent histogram via the Economist almost 3 years ago and tagged it as a chart idea I liked because it’s easy to compare the shapes of the two histograms together.
- Dashboard Size: 1300px by 800 px
- # of Sheets – 1
- Create a divergent bar chart, showing the frequency of average life expectancy (by country) for males and females
- Match tooltips, which are pretty simple
- Match colors (Nuriel Stone)
- X-axis range is locked from 30 to 95
- Y-axis range is dynamic based on the data and changes per year (but is identical for female/male)
A small hint: you are allowed to reshape the data if it makes it easier for you to build the chart. If you do reshape the data, use built-in Tableau Desktop features (pivot or copy/paste clipboard data)
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 #WOW2020 in your description to make it searchable!