tableau Getting started with tableau Installation


Tableau offers a 2 week free trial for all of their licensed products. Tableau also offers licenses to Students for free here and nearly free Desktop licenses for non-profit organizations here.

To get started with a free trial, navigate to Tableau Products to see a list of their offerings which include:

  1. Desktop for design and analysis
  2. Server for sharing visualizations throughout an organization.
  3. Reader for read only
  4. Public, a Desktop product that is limited to saving on Tableau's public server

Desktop products will run on Mac OS and Windows 32 and 64-bit versions.

Server runs only on Windows.

Once you have downloaded your desired product, run the installer and start building viz when complete.