Tableau Public

 

PROS

Tableau Public is a free service that lets anyone publish interactive data to the web. Once on the web, anyone can interact with the data, download it, or create their own visualizations of it. No programming skills are required. No plug-ins are required. You just need a browser with JavaScript enabled. Stylish, slick and user-friendly interface that allows the user to easily convert time and spatial datasets from a range of files, xlsx, csv etc in order to create colourful, interactive data visualisations very quickly. Good for people, for example journalists, students, teachers, researchers, who have no coding skills and want to convert large datasets to interactive, graphical data.

CONS

Not open source. Also the data you enter into Tableau Public and any visualisations you create are stored on Tableau's public cloud, and are accessible to everyone - so not suitable for converting private or sensitive datasets. Originally was designed for Windows, but now works with Mac, however only with OS 10.8 or later versions.

This description has been contributed by 'Gimena del Rio' and appeared first on the Dirt directory. It has been re-used under CC BY 4.0 license.