Tableau is a free tool that allows you to upload an Excel spreadsheet or text file and turn the data into an interactive visualisationCredit: Tableau visualisation created by We Ain't Got No History
Tableau Public is a free tool that allows journalists to upload an Excel spreadsheet or text file and turn the data into an interactive visualisation that you can embed on your news site or blog.
Here are five examples of how Tableau has been used by news sites to tell stories. A quick browse will give you a sense of how the tool can be used to explain news stories.
- We aint got no history: Chelsea passing analysis
- Guardian Datablog: Gender pay gap
- New Scientist: Hurricanes in 2011
- PocketLint: Mobile OS Market Share
- Qualita Della Vita [in Italian]
Tableau is currently available for PC only. Here is a screencast explaining how to use it:
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