Create Charts with Tableau Public

This book includes tutorials to create interactive charts with Tableau Public Free download requires email signup.

Tool Review

  • Pros
    • Easy-to-learn tool for basic charts, with power to create more advanced visualizations
    • Tableau Public (free version) includes most features found in Tableau Desktop (US $999+)
    • Connect to multiple data formats: Text (CSV), Google Sheets, Excel, and more
    • Combine multiple visualizations and tell stories with dashboard and story point features
  • Cons
    • Only available as a downloadable application for Mac or Windows
    • New users may be overwhelmed by extensive options
    • Saving your work online makes it public (hence the name Tableau Public)
    • Limited support for maps below the nation or state levels
    • Dependent upon Tableau web servers

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