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What is Tableau

undefinedTableau is a data visualization and analytics package that enables users to connect to a variety of data sources and explore the data in a simplified way. The drag and drop interface make it very easy to visualize and create interactive dashboards without any programming skills.

Here is a list of resources that will help you to learn Tableau.

Free Training Videos from Tableau learning site

The Tableau website offers a variety of training options to help users learn how to use Tableau step by step. Registration is necessary before you will be given access to the training.

Tableau community

The community forums are a wonderful source of information to answer Tableau related questions.

Tableau Public Gallery

One way that you can learn Tableau is by examples created by others. You can download the Tableau workbooks from Tableau Public Gallery and use Tableau desktop to view, edit and learn how to create your own visualizations.

Tableau Webinar

Discover upcoming live webinars on the Events page.

Access the complete library of previously recorded webinars. has a great variety of training videos about Tableau:

Tableau Essential Training 10

Tableau 10 for Data Scientists

      Creating Interactive Dashboard in Tableau 10

Note: can be accessed with a Boston Public Library Card. Anyone residing in the state of Massachusetts can apply for a free e-library card. Once you have a Boston Public Library account, you can use your credentials to log in.