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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
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
Tableau consultations are typically 30 - 60 minutes and are available to researchers from any discipline. To book a consultation, please email email@example.com.
Upcoming workshops and registration
Next semester's workshops will be posted soon.
Resources for learning Tableau
Resources from Tableau
- Tutorial with screenshots: Tableau Starter Kits
- Watch free training videos
- Register to attend live online training
- Learn best practices for different tasks and analysis topics in the Tableau Whitepapers collection
- Search the Tableau Knowledge Base for quick answers
- Ask questions on the Tableau Community Forums
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) Online Training Library (SFU account required)
- Tableau Essential Training [beginner level]
- Tableau 10: Mastering Calculations [beginner level]
- Tableau 10 for Data Scientists [intermediate level]
- Integrating Tableau and R for Data Science [intermediate level]
- Here is a list of ebooks on Tableau from the SFU Library
- Data Visualization for All is an open-access textbook that shows you how to create interactive charts and graphs for the web
- George Mason University Libraries has a comprehensive guide on data visualization
- Alberto Cairo is an experienced data visualization journalist and designer -- check out his blog.