Tableau offers several versions of their software that allow you to create interactive data visualizations.
Choosing the right product, depends on:
- Who you are (free versions available for some users)
- How you want to share your data visualizations
Use the table below to get more details on Tableau's products.
|Tableau for Students||students||
Students may qualify for the Tableau for Students program that provides a FREE license of Tableau Desktop. The license is good for one year and can be renewed as long as you are a full-time enrolled student.
|Tableau for Teaching||
With the Tableau for Teaching program, Tableau Desktop is free for instructional use and/or noncommercial academic research.
You can also get bulk lab or student licenses if you plan to use Tableau in a course.
anyone who wants to...
This FREE product allows you to develop and publish interactive data visualizations to the Tableau Public server and embed on a website. All work is saved and published to the Tableau Public web servers and owned by Tableau—nothing is saved locally on your computer.
|Tableau Desktop||users who want to analyze administrative data||
If you need Tableau to perform your work on either a short-term or long-term basis, CIS may be able to assign you a Tableau Desktop license.
Visualizations can be shared via:
|Tableau Server||licensed Tableau Desktop users who want to share visualizations with authorized users or groups at Brown||
Tableau Server (tableau.brown.edu) is not used to create visualizations. It is a secure location to share visualizations with specific authorized users or groups at Brown.
A licensed Tableau Desktop user, with appropriate permissions, can publish visualizations to a Tableau Server project.
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