Tableau is a dynamic Business Intelligence (BI) tool that can take in data and provide myriad options for data analysis – asking questions of the data.
There are various versions (Public – Free), Desktop, Prep, Server. For the next couple months, I have the full version of Desktop, but will also focus on Public, which is not time-limited. Only thing of note with Public, is to ensure that no confidential data is included.
In general, the strategy is to take known data (typically in an MS-Excel format) and upload to Tableau. There may also be online data-sets that you can integrate into a Tableau Vizz.
As there are many moving parts of this system, I’ll place posts within the knowledgebase.