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Tableau: Getting Tableau and resources for learning about the software

Tableau Desktop is a data visualization software. Researchers use it to create static or interactive infographic views of datasets, present and share them in different ways: in print, via social media, and embed in blog and website.

Getting Tableau software

Tableau Desktop is installed on computers in SFU Burnaby Library Lab 2105.

 To get a free one-year license of Tableau Desktop, check out the Tableau academic programs offers for students and instructors.


 Tableau Public is a free limited version of Tableau Desktop for users to create and share visualization online. As soon as a workbook is published to Tableau Public, the visualization is accessible by anyone on the internet, so be sure to only use data that is suitable for a public audience

SFU services and support for Tableau and visual analytics

The SFU Library Research Commons offers two regular workshops which orient users to Tableau: an introductory session, and a more advanced session. If you are interested in booking a workshop for your class or research group, please email digital-scholarship@sfu.ca

The Vancouver Institute for Visual Analytics (VIVA) provides in-depth assistance with a research project. Visual analytics consultations are typically 30 - 60 minutes and are available to researchers from any discipline. To book a consultation, please email viva@sfu.ca.

Upcoming workshops and registration

Data visualization with Tableau: The painless, programming-free way to build charts and graphs

Tableau is a data visualization tool that can help you analyze your data and illustrate the patterns and insights behind them. This interactive workshop will introduce researchers to Tableau Public, a free access version of Tableau.

You will leave this workshop with an understanding of how to:
  • connect datasets to your Tableau workbook;
  • create a variety of basic chart types (including bar charts, line graphs, and maps);
  • use Tableau's built-in analysis features, like reference lines, trend lines and calculated fields; and
  • publish and share publication-quality interactive charts and graphs.
Requirements: Participants will need to bring their own laptop and charger. Before the workshop, please download and install the latest version of Tableau Public to your laptop.
 
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Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm Vancouver, Harbour Centre, Rm 7400

An Introduction to Using Tableau for Data Visualization

Tableau is a data visualization tool that is being used to help analyze data and illustrate the patterns and insights behind them. This interactive workshop will introduce researchers or students to Tableau Public, a free access version of Tableau.

Requirements:

  • No prior experience with Tableau is necessary.
  • Participants will need to bring their own laptop preloaded with the latest version of Tableau Public

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons

    Resources for learning Tableau

    Resources from Tableau

    Lynda.com Online Training Library (SFU account required)

    Further resources