Tableau Releases Tableau Public 8.0 with New Features to Help Anyone Tell Better Stories with Data on the Web

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Free application includes all of the new analytical and visualization features of Tableau 8.0 product suite

Tableau Software today announced the availability of Tableau Public 8.0, a major release of its free service that lets anyone publish interactive data to the web. New analytical and visualization features make it easy for writers, bloggers, students, professors, hobbyists, journeymen, critics, citizens, anyone to tell stories with data. People will find Tableau Public’s new interface easier than ever to use, while an expansive set of Javascript functions allow for advanced interaction.

“We have updated Tableau Public with the same Tableau 8.0 features that make it easier for people to share useful and beautiful visualizations on the web,” said Chris Stolte, Chief Development Officer and co-founder Tableau Software. “We want to improve public information, on the public web, for the public good. These improvements will continue to transform the way people tell stories with data.”

New Tableau Public 8.0 features include:

•Freeform dashboards: Place a view, legend or filter anywhere on a dashboard with Tableau Public’s simple drag-and-drop functionality.
•Visual analytics: Improved sets, groups and forecasting capabilities extend the analytical depth of the application.
•New view types: Treemaps and bubble charts show all your data at a glance, and allow for new ways to spot patterns and exceptions.
•Improved speed: The rendering engine completely rewritten for performance, even for big data at interactive speeds. In-browser rendering allows for instantaneously responsive interaction with the data.
•Javascript API: Expansive set of Javascript functions allow authors to seamlessly integrate visualizations into their stories, updating them as the reader progresses.

“At The Seattle Times, we have been trying out Tableau Public 8 and are particularly excited by the flexibility in design and being able to layer information in the visualizations,” said Cheryl Phillips, Data Enterprise Editor at The Seattle Times. “We also are planning to take full advantage of the Javascript API so that we can better integrate the Tableau vizzes with accompanying stories.”

Tableau released the 8.0 update of the rest of its product suite earlier this month after nearly 4,000 customers put the new creative and collaborative features to the test as part of its beta program. More information about Tableau Public 8.0 can be found at

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