Sorry, I'm not answering your question, unfortunately I'm guessing it doesn't currently exist but now am following this conversation in case I'm wrong...
I agree this would be a great thing to have - Tableau Public Portable... But if it doesn't you should definitely add it to the Ideas section. I'd vote for it!
The Tableau Desktop/Public product actually adds registry keys and folders to the host machine during an install in order to do it's work - so unfortunately it's not quite as simple as carrying around an install on a thumbdrive
Great idea, though - you should add it to the ideas forum
That is what I figured. There are many programs these days that don't have to hit the registry--it would be quite handy if Tableau could be installed that way.
So I should add this to the ideas forum?
Yes, add it but only after you've done due dilligance by searching to make sure the idea hasn't already been posted.