[Skimmertalk] Tableau Public Data Visualization and the RBN

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at contesting.com
Tue Apr 19 16:45:17 EDT 2016

I thought you all might be interested.  There is a very powerful and 
easy-to-use and free data visualization application called Tableau 
Public, available at https://public.tableau.com.  It is a combination of 
desktop software and a website which archives charts you create from 
your data. You can either share URLs of your charts or embed them in a 
website or blog.  Very cool, and did I mention, it's free?

The downside, of course, is that your data are uploaded and stored on 
the Tableau Public website, so it would not be the place you'd want to 
store commercially valuable data, but that's why the get $999.95 for the 
pay version.  But for our kind of stuff, it looks to be very useful.

For examples, check out 
 >, created by Tomi OH2BBT., and 
which I made from an RBN archive after about a half-hour of watching 
instructional videos and 15 minutes of playing around in Tableau.

  All credit belongs to Tomi for turning me on to this.

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