3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 29, 2016 12:11 PM by Jonathan Drummey

    Tableau Python Integration

    hemal Agarwal

      Hi,

      I am trying to create a dashboard where people can input the values of as many stocks as they like, this should be passed as arguments to Python and the results must be displayed in Tableau.
      Can some one please help.

       

      Thank you.

        • 1. Re: Tableau Python Integration
          Matthew Risley

          Python Integration is coming soon! I can't wait! Coming Soon 

           

          R is also currently integrated as well.

          • 2. Re: Tableau Python Integration
            Bora Beran

            Is there a list of stocks that can be displayed as a quick filter or you want people to enter a list of stock names to a text box? Can you describe the scenario in more detail?

            • 3. Re: Tableau Python Integration
              Jonathan Drummey

              FYI although it's listed in the Coming Soon the Python integration is currently working on 10.1, it was announced & released just before the Tableau conference: Leverage the power of Python in Tableau with TabPy | Tableau Software

               

              I'm with Bora on needing more info to answer the question, one key factor to keep in mind is that Tableau's Python & R integration are both designed for running Python & R on data that you have, not so much for creating new data sources or appending lots of data to existing data. In other words, you can't make more marks than you already have in your data + Tableau's data densification***. As a quick example, let's say I've got a data source with data on every stock & every day, and a data source with 10 rows.  If I use that 10 row data source in Tableau then without resorting to data densification tricks I'm not going to get more than 10 marks in a single Tableau view, so I'm not going to be able to display lots and lots of daily results for lots of stocks. In that case then the Tableau data source should probably be the stock data.

               

              *** yes there are possibly tricks with pivot and/or measure names/measure values as well.

               

              Jonathan