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Tableau launches FREE Tableau Public today!


Today, Tableau Software launched a data visualization package for websites called Tableau Public.  This package is intended to be used be anyone with a website to embed visualizations on their own sites.

Tableau Software today launched a new product that brings public data to life on the web. Tableau Public, available for free, lets anyone who posts content to the web easily create interactive visualizations and publish them to blogs, web sites, Twitter feeds or anywhere online. Instead of viewing static charts or tables, Tableau Public lets people answer questions and share data interactively on the web. 

The visual above was created using Tableau Public to demonstrate its capabilities, but you’ll notice that I’ve been able to embed it here on Cool Infographics as well.  The visualizations created allow users to share, embed and link to your graphics from anywhere…making them social!

They’re also interactive and linked together.  For example, click on the Bronx in the data above, and all of the visuals will highlight just data related to the Bronx.  The map even adjusts to only focus on the Bronx.

About the NY City Graffiti visual:

Looking borough by precinct across The Big Apple, one can quickly see that there are some differences in how graffiti is handled. For instance, Staten Island has very little graffiti, but the graffiti they do have lingers without cleanup for almost twice the citywide average. On the other side of the spectrum, Manhattan has over 2000 incidents of graffiti, but it is cleaned up in less than 17 days on average.

Look for more features from Tableua Public here in the future as I experiement and play with it.

Thanks to Elissa at Tableau Software for the link and information!


EDIT:  Here’s a news video as part of the announcement.  Thanks Adriana!

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Reader Comments (5)


Here is an example of using Tableau Public to take the Graffiti example further. Part of the social vision for the offering seems to be to facilitate collaboration / enhancement / new findings, etc., around shared data and information

A closer look at NYC Graffiti

Peace and All Good!
Michael W Cristiani

February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichael W Cristiani

looks promising but is there a mac option?? (please say yes...please say yes! :)


March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZoƫ

Sorry Zoe, much to my disappointment it only runs in Windows. It does however run on a Mac in a virtual Windows environment, like Parallels or Fusion.

March 4, 2010 | Registered CommenterRandy
This tableau software is very intriguing. I will be interesting to use it in an infographic for all the different condo developments that is sprouting all over toronto.
October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn
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