Tableau Software


Tableau is easy-to-use business intelligence software used for data analysis, providing visual tools to help you see and understand your data. You can connect to data in a few clicks, then use drag and drop tools to visualize and create interactive dashboards that can then be shared with Tableau Public. Visual analytics are at the core of the Tableau experience, allowing you to to ask questions and see data in meaningful ways in order to understand it. These tools allow you to easily visualize data and spot trends to answer your own questions.


  • Windows - Tableau Desktop runs on Microsoft Windows, but users in some other operating systems can use virtualization software to create a Windows environment in which Tableau can run.
  • Mac - Tableau has announced they expect to release Tableau Desktop for Mac in the first quarter of 2014.

License Details

License agreements with Tableau make Tableau products available at reduced or no cost to academic and administrative units. Information on the various cost structures is available at the UW Tableau Licensing page. Get more answers at the Tableau FAQ page.

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Last modified: November 22, 2013