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This is part 2 of this class.  Part 1 I covered (sort of) here  Applying What I Learn from Lumira Class – Data Geek Entry with Lessons Learned


Linda Peruzzi lead this second session to “Tell stories using visualizations”, building on movie analysis using a SAP BI Universe to “find hidden trends to tell your story”

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Figure 1: Source: SAP

Linda reviewed movie box office statistics against a BI universe, merged 2 datasets, using calculated fields, drag and drop visualizations, created an ESRI Map, shared with others and shared on Lumira Server

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Figure 2: Source: SAP

See Linda’s blog SAP Lumira Virtual Class Webinars – Getting Started with SAP Lumira which covers Figure 2

Towards the end blog, Linda showed this Lumira InfoGraphic which gives you tips on when to use which type of chart:

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Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 was shown in the first class, and in the second class, but because the sessions are only 30 minutes there is no time to cover this.  Figure 3 (to me) is more about comparisons.

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Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 talks about pie charts.  I’ve read the WSJ recommendations about pie charts, something which I want to try with Lumira later.  Sometimes the “light bulb” recommends stacked bar charts if you use it in Lumira

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Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 (to me) is also about comparisons

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Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows the bubble charts and the heat map.  The nice thing about Lumira bubble charts is you can animate them.

What I liked about Figures 3-6 is that it makes me take a step back and think about what I am trying to convey.  Often, I try to do what works the fastest.  To me that was the best part of this class.

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