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Mastering Tableau by David Baldwin

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Hardware and on-the-fly techniques

The number 1 performance inhibitor for Tableau Desktop that I have observed while training in many different organizations across the USA is underpowered machines. Developers almost invariably have excellent computers. Analysts and other business users, regrettably, often do not. In many cases, a few modest upgrades can make a significant improvement. Unfortunately, upgrading a computer may be impossible at many organizations due to a variety of factors, and procuring a new machine may also be quite difficult. Therefore, in this section, we will consider both optimal computer specifications and techniques for working with Tableau on underpowered machines.

Hardware considerations

The published minimum requirements ...

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