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.
In addition to the whitepaper, you can also check out the following supporting materials:
You asked, we delivered! Long live data!