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What is Tableau Public?

Tableau Public is a free platform for publicly sharing and exploring data visualisations online. Anyone can create visualisations using either Tableau Desktop Professional Edition or the free Public Edition. With millions of inspiring data visualisations, or “vizzes” as we affectionately call them, anyone can see and understand vizzes about any public data topic under the sun, making data part of everyday life and helping a community to grow and learn from each other.

Explore data visualisations on any public data topic.

Get inspired by over 3 million interactive data visualisations created by more than 1 million people from around the world. From music to sports and politics, Tableau Public users have created visualisations on every possible topic. Browse our curated galleries of community-created visualisations or search for topics by keyword with the help of hashtags. Discover how other users create their vizzes by downloading to your desktop or exploring directly in your browser. “Favourite” visualisations to add to your favourites for quick access later.

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Connect with a global community.

Thousands of people and organisations around the world create and share data visualisations with Tableau Public. Learn new tricks by participating in fun, community-led challenges with thousands of people. Learn from the experts and find inspiration by following authors to receive updates in your personalised activity feed. Get started by following a curated set of Tableau Public featured authors.

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Visualise data at the speed of thought.

Easily create stunning interactive graphs, maps and live dashboards in minutes on our free platform. No coding required. Connect to data in a variety of formats like Excel, CSV and Google Sheets. Save to your Tableau Public profile to pick up where you left off. Create a data visualisation by downloading Tableau Desktop, or learn more from our free resources.

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What makes Tableau Public different from other Tableau products?

Share publicly

Visualisations published to Tableau Public are available for anyone to see online. Tableau Public is a platform for public (not private) data.

Free with few limits

Anyone can explore and contribute to the millions of visualisations on Tableau Public. Saving locally and refreshing data are limited.

Fully hosted

Vizzes on Tableau Public can handle millions of viewers. All infrastructure is managed by Tableau Public at no cost.

Additional resources from Tableau Public

Viz of Based on True Stories

The movie The Social Network is based on actual events, but how accurately does it depict what happened in real life? Inspired by a scene-by-scene analysis featured on Information is Beautiful, Priyanka Dobhal takes a look at the veracity of various films that are based on true stories.

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Behind the Viz: How Priya Padham uses data visualization to bring awareness to gender inequality

Get to know your fellow Tableau Public authors with Behind the Viz, a blog series where we explore the people and processes behind our featured vizzes.
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Community & resources

Explore resources to help you get started, or kick your visualisations up a notch.

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