How to install Tableau

There are only two kinds of people in the data science world. One who doesn’t know about Tableau and other are its devotee. The ignorance about the existence of Tableau arises a pressing question about the seriousness of the former.
With every passing day, business problems are becoming more demanding with humongous data attached to them. In such scenario Tableau as a visualising data tool for solving data problem is impeccable. What if I tell that you can make the following charts in less than a minute.


Since one doesn’t need to have programming knowledge to use Tableau, it has become one of the daily drivers in the lives of people who play with data. From Business Analysts to Journalists everyone uses it. If you are an aspirant who is looking for a data science jobs, you might have noticed that many companies list proficiency with Tableau in the skill required for the position.


There are two ways you can download Tableau and use it.

Method – 1

In this method, you will go to Tableau and try the 14 days free trial after which you will buy the premium version. It has the all the features which an organisation or a professional needs to tackle out its day to day data related problems. But if you are a student or someone who doesn’t want to shell out money, we have another method for you.

method -2

Tableau also offers its public version which is free and for all.  Since it is free, this version has few features missing which you will only get in a premium version. All you have to do is to go at its page, enter your email address and download the app.

Installation is pretty simple and straightforward. Tableau will automatically detect your machine’s operating system and will download the installer file. Go to the Downloads and run the installer.

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Harsh Bhojwani

Hi, I'm Harsh Bhojwani, an aspiring blogger with an obsession for all things related to Data Science. This blog is dedicated to helping people learn Data Science.

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