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Tableau for Data Visualization


Tableau is a powerful interactive easy to use data visualization software that helps transforming raw data into the easily understandable visual representation. Tableau can read data from excel and sql easily.  Charts and tables in Tableau can be organized into dashboards and worksheets with minimum programming requirements. Tableau provides free access, training, teaching resources and support to faculty.


  • Present state level data on a color-coded map of the United states.
  • Generate a dashboard that includes all visuals and tables for a class project for an easy presentation
  • Demonstrate data visualization in a variety of formats from histograms to pie charts and scatter plots quickly
  • Advanced data graphing functions such as waterfalls, control charts and time trends