Tableau Desktop for FIRST Robotics Program Students


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What can Tableau do for your team?

Tableau allows anyone to understand and analyze their data. Your team can visualize the data you want to see and answer the questions you need to know. In competitions, you can:

  • Play better defense
  • Pick better alliance partners
  • Analyze any other information you have at the speed of thought
Off the field, you can better aim your fundraising, analyze robot performance, and reduce inventory waste.

Click the video on the left to see a sample of how your team can use Tableau.

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Why should you analyze data in Tableau?

The speed at which you can answer questions can often mean the difference between winning and losing a match. When you use Tableau, your data can stay live, meaning that as your opponents adjust their strategies, you can adjust how to play against them. Teams don’t always perform predictably and now your analysis can react accordingly. This means you can always act on the most up to date information, even during a competition.

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Starting from the Basics

Tableau is designed to integrate with whatever scouting system you already use. If this is your first time scouting, these guides will help you design an efficient scouting system. If you are a scouting veteran, make sure your scouting system employs these best practices, gathered from FRC scouting veterans.

Learn How To Use Tableau - Quickly

We've developed training videos so you can become an expert in no time at all and on your own schedule. These tutorials were designed by FIRST students for FIRST students. These videos cover everything from entering your data to making advanced dashboards for competition.

Other Support Materials

We have also included sample data sets, written tutorials, and copies of workbooks created in the tutorial videos. Use them to practice, or pick and choose the best parts to hone your data skills.

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