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It depends largely on the data source, and the size of the data.
The main differences between Professional and Public are the connection sources (much reduced on Public) and the data limit.
All functionality is (largely) exactly the same across both products (except more advanced options such as publishing) < public has to be published to public.
But maybe there is something better? (if in doubt with what I'm going to say - please check with your Sales Rep)
... but I believe you can install 2 versions of Desktop Pro using a single license.
The 1st installation is your live working environment, but you are allowed to install a 2nd installation in a test/ home environment (I do... ).
Hope that helps!
I take you marking my reply as helpful meant that I haven't said anything contradictory to/ against Tableau's licensing policies... phew
(if anything above isn't correct, please do let us know!)
The 2nd license (in a secondary environment) is not commonly known, hence me sharing...
and if I want to use Public (say on our swimming computer), just download the app and begin...?
You can have both installed on the same machine, the last installed will become the default so beware.
As long as your Excel isn't too big, then you're fine with just Public.
Best of Luck!