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Tableau for Data Visualization

Reference guide for data visualization Tool, Tableau.

What is Tableau?

Tableau is a data visualization and analysis tool used in the businessTableau Logo intelligence community, which distills raw data in to a format that can be shared on many different platforms and media. Tableau's drag-and-drop interface allows users to sort, compare, and analyze data from a variety of sources, including open data and privately-owned data sources.


Accessing Tableau

There are several options for accessing Tableau both remotely and on-campus. If you are a student, you can request an Academic License. If you are faculty, you may request a Tableau Teaching License of the program. Both licenses allow members of an academic community to download Tableau Desktop to their personal computers for use on academic and research projects. Note: all software downloads for XULA computers must be completed through ITC

To sign up for a free Tableau Academic License, click here

Tableau Public is a free, cloud-based version of Tableau that is usable by anyone, irrespective of their affiliation with an academic institution. This version of the software is accessible anywhere there is an internet connection. To signup for a Tableau Public account, click here

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