I had a phone conversation with a sales guy, Mark Evans.
He suggested we could "get by" with Tableau Public, which is free.
He described it as a "YouTube" for data visualizations created with Tableau.
Downsides of Tableau Public:
You can’t "save" a visualization except at the instant you publish it – that means you get your visualization right in one session of working with the data, or you do it over.
On the bright side, you can delete things you create/upload.
I did read on Quora that Tableau Public has a limitation on the number of rows.
I don’t know what the limit is, but I can say that our NIR predict dataset does not exceed the cap:
There are 1,271 rows of data in the Tableau Public version of the NIR-predict dataset, as imported by Tableau Public Desktop
That matches the number of rows in the raw data.
There’s good information here:
For future reference on pricing…
Evans’ recommendation is to get one copy of Tableau Desktop Personal.
There is education pricing for that specific product at $750.
$500 of the license is a one time, perpetual use license.
$150 is an annual "maintenance" charge I was told you don’t actually need to get, you’d just stop getting updates for the software.
- Once it’s online, it may be helpful to meet up again to have you go over the available visualizations and pick out the ones that potentially offer the most value.
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