This very brief visualization is inspired by Aaron Copland (who’s music always sounds more Olympian than other pieces to me), and a tweet earlier from Marcel P. Bosboom who wrote, “If it can’t be visualized in #Tableau there is no reason to know about it.”
Creating the visualization
The rings were drawn using a custom shape since the built-in circle shape is too thin. The positioning took a fair bit of tweaking since Tableau does not explicitly put marks at a fixed point, instead Tableau shifts things around based on the headers in the view and the start/end points of the axes. I had to have the axis headers in the view in order to adjust the start and end points and iteratively adjust for how things would look on the dashboard, without the header. Here’s the data if you want to play with it yourself!