Create Charts with Tableau Public

last updated March 10, 2017

This book includes tutorials to create interactive charts with Tableau Public https://public.tableau.com. 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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