Starting with Tableau Desktop
To get started in terms of creating our visualizations, we will be using Tableau Desktop Professional Edition Version 10.1. This is the latest version of Tableau products and offers compatibility with both Windows OS as well as Mac OS. However, for the sake of a wider audience, we will be using the Windows-OS-compatible version in this book. That said, those using version 10.1 on a Mac OS should not see much of a difference since the User Interface and functionality is essentially the same.
Before we get started, we need to make sure that Tableau Desktop Professional Edition Version 10.1 is downloaded and installed on our machines.
Note that if we use Tableau Public, then some of the protocols for saving ...