Tableau Dashboarding Tool has been consistently one of the most successful commercial data visualisation tools. While it has had multiple version revamps since its first release, the lack of in-built specifications to implement Superscript/Subscript formatting is extremely surprising since a handful of requests or related questions by Tableau users are still commonplace at online forums, including Tableau’s own official platform — The Tableau Community
Considering that Descriptive Data Analysis is the primary intent of users and therefore its use-cases tend to overlap with research work — it won’t be too far-fetched to assume that that users tend to require Footnote References and Mathematical/Chemical Symbols; both of which require Superscript/Subscript notations.
While it is common practice to denote Superscripts with the
^ symbol (refer to Writing Mathematics in Plain Text Email for more examples):
It is a whole lot of extra mental gymnastics for the dashboard users to process Mathematical equations in plain text notation when visualising dashboards, especially when the Mathematical equations become frustratingly lengthy.
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