2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 22, 2018 11:06 AM by Gaurav Shuchi

    Tableau #Data Science

    Gaurav Shuchi

      Hello Community!


      I have a query. I am new to the Tableau and preparing for Desktop Specialist Certification.


      There is a huge buzz and demand for Data Science professionals.


      Want to know from the Tableau community:-

      Does Tableau solve all the Data Science problems by creating visualization?


      Then, Why there is a need to learn Python/R language as they too at the end solve problems by creating visualization?


      Also, Besides creating Insightful and Beautiful Visualizations from Tableau, Is there anything else left?



      Awaiting Reply!!

        • 1. Re: Tableau #Data Science
          ShivaRam Chennapragada

          Hi Gaurav,


          I don't think there's one particular tool that answers all questions. It would be nice though. Coming to your question, Tableau is designed to be able to visualize data, look at your data in a different perspective. It is not inherently a Data Analysis/Science tool. In Data Science process visualization step comes much later, to get there you need to first collect the data, clean it, transform it to a usable format. Then you build models/algorithms or perform Exploratory Data Analysis to find patterns, gain insights so basically you're turning your data into information. This is where programs like R, Python or SQL come into play. Finally, you'd turn this information into insights by visualizing it, so the end user can easily understand the results of your work and here's where tools like Tableau come into play.


          In short to become a Data Analyst/Scientist, you'd not only need to understand a particular tool, but your data as well.


          Here are some links,

          The Data Science Process

          Understanding the Data Science Lifecycle · sudeep.co


          Good luck!




          • 2. Re: Tableau #Data Science
            Gaurav Shuchi

            Hi Shiva Ram Chennapragada,


            Thank you for replying back. The answer and links given by you are very helpful.