Fun With Curves in Tableau Part 2: Bezier Curves

The following blog by Brian Moore was originally published on Do Mo(o)re With Data January 2, 2022 and is cross-posted here with permission. Brian is a Tableau Ambassador and a Senior Data Analytics and Viz Consultant for Cleartelligence.

This is part two of a three-part series on creating curved elements in Tableau. Although this post covers new and different techniques, I would recommend checking out part one of the series here as some of the concepts overlap. This post will focus on one type of curved line that is used frequently in Tableau Public visualizations; Bezier Curves. To follow along, you can download the sample data here, and the sample workbook here.

The Bezier Curve