Tableau Radial Pie Gauge & Radial Bar Charts

I really wanted to make a radial bar chart, and as I have parsed some data from my Health App already, I was (quite) ready to go for those visualisations.

It’s some high school math and geometry I don’t remember anymore, but you don’t even have to know what’s happening as long as you follow the right YouTube tutorials to a T.

Radial Bar Charts

Longer rays and smaller inner radius of a radial bar chart can look a bit neater. Picking the right colour adds a lot as well. You can follow the YouTube tutorial here.

What the data for radial bar chart look like.

Both of my radial bar charts show number of steps I made per day for the last 4 years.

Radial Pie Gauge Chart

Probably the most tricky part of making this kind of chart is preparing and ranking your data. But you get a chart looking like an Apple Watch activity circles! Tutorial to follow.

What the data for gauge chart look like.

This gauge chart shows how many days were my happy “you made at least 10k steps today!” days. Last year I actually tried to do that as often as possible and one third is what I got. (I haven’t decided yet whether it’s a good or a bad result.)

Apple Watch Activity Rings (source)

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