R is Here!

By Elaine Chen 2013/12/17
After much anticipation and fanfare, Tableau 8.1 has been released with the ability to integrate with the popular R statistics package. We’ve gotten fantastic feedback from many of our customers who have been waiting for this feature, but we wanted to make sure that those who are new to R can get an idea of what all the hype is about. For those who aren’t familiar with R, we’ve published a beginners FAQ that will help you get your bearings and get started with R. You can download the whitepaper here. In it you will find explanations of what R is, how Tableau integrates with R, and lots of helpful links and resources to learn the capabilities of R on your own (there is a wealth of resources out there!).

With the R integration, there are many more sophisticated functions and calculations you can run and leverage within your Tableau visualizations. Newbies trying to get started with R should know that there is a large community out there who use and love R, and who are ready to bring more members into the fold. Don’t be shy in reaching out to that community.
R Integration
In addition to the whitepaper, you can also check out the following supporting materials:

You asked, we delivered! Long live data!


Submitted by Jenny (not verified) on

Another resource about R from the InterWorks blog: "Using R with Tableau 8.1: Getting Started"

Submitted by Adil (not verified) on

Dear All,

Is tableau software support SAS Dataset?

Adil Beg

Submitted by Scott M. on

Yes, Tableau can read SAS datasets: See:

Submitted by P C. on

Is there a way for getting a dataframe made in R accesible through Tableau directly? Can we connect to R that way? Can we pass two dataframe as arguments as the function I intend to utilize asks for argument that way. Its a PheWAS analysis.

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