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Share your visual data with Tableau Public

posted Nov 19, 2013, 10:06 PM by Sjon Benson   [ updated Nov 26, 2013, 1:02 PM ]
I became a big fan of Tableau when was introduced to it a few years ago. Loved working with it while at Progrexion. I was able to create many visually stunning interactive reports with it. I wanted to keep up with my skills, however to purchase my own personal copy would require spending some big cash.

Then I found Tableau Public!  Since Tableau Public launched in February 2010, the number of users, called “authors” by Tableau, has steadily grown to more than 40,000. Authors can be found on six different continents, and they have been converting spreadsheets and tables into richly interactive data visualizations covering a wide range of topics, from sports to health and politics.

These authors now have a place to showcase a gallery of their best work, and readers of news sites and blogs now have a way to easily browse the work of their favorite authors by clicking on the byline “See more by this author” at the bottom of every published work.

In order to give authors the ability to customize their profile page, Tableau has included in the first version of this feature the ability to:

•Hide or show the byline for each workbook
•Hide or show each workbook
•Add an author name, location and bio
•Provide links to websites and social media pages
•Feature a workbook at the top of their profile page

Below is an example of embedding Tableau Public reports into a web page: 

This is a free product that will get you started in the exciting world of BI. 

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