I learned Tableau on the Desktop version at work and have now switched to Tableau Public on my personal computer for a side project. I hoped to create a simple crosstab using parameters on the X & Y axes from which users can select different variables. These variables are all categorical and the same options would be available on both axes, for example:
X Axis: Year, Product Type, Location, Company
Y Axis: Year, Product Type, Location, Company
User could choose to compare Year vs Product Type, Product Type vs Location, Company vs Year, etc. with an end product resembling the table below, where '#' represents the frequency of each combination.
Really basic stuff. However, I've yet to find a relatively simple way to replicate the functionality of parameters in Tableau Public, which apparently lacks this feature. Any suggestions or alternative ways of thinking would be very much appreciated!
You should be able to create parameters in Tableau (Desktop) Public as if you were in Tableau Desktop Professional. The main difference between the tools, besides the available connections, it that on Tableau Desktop Public you can only save to Tableau Public and not to your local computer.