In this chapter, we’ll begin our journey by understanding the different types of time series that exist, as well as the analytical methodologies to analyze this. Once you’ve understood the fundamental concepts, you’ll learn how to reformat time series data in preparation for univariate and multivariate visualizations.
Everyone wants to analyze data, but it’s important the data is clean. In this chapter, we’ll learn how to clean up time series data using Tableau’s inbuilt date functions where we’ll reshape, split and rejoin our data based on the different time context we’re interested in. Beyond this, we’ll dive into the concepts of seasonality, trend analysis and anomaly detection!
In this final chapter, you’ll learn all about the powers of window functions and statistical techniques like Z-Values, where you’ll create your very own anomaly classifiers to identify optimal pricing arbitrage opportunities for a trading company! In the second part of this chapter, we’ll compare multiple anomaly detection techniques, equipping you with a broad range of approaches to treating and analyzing time series!