A few more things about how to get Tableau running. On your Mac and otherwise:

  • Apparently the licenses we got are specific to Tableau V 6.1. I will receive updated licenses for the recently released V 7.0 on Monday. You’ll receive an email with instructions as soon as I get them.
  • As discussed in class, you can run Windows on your Mac by installing it in a virtual environment. Oracle Virtual Box is free and reliable. Here’s what you have to do to get Windows (and thus Tableau) running on your Mac:

Slides, Mailing List, Tableau


The slides for yesterday’s lecture and lab are up on the class website.

Class Mailing List
If you haven’t already, please sign up for the class mailing list:
  • If you’re an I School student: subscribe via email to Majordomo
    by sending email to ude.yelekreb.loohcsinull@omodrojaM with the following command in the body of your email message:

    subscribe i247

    Make sure to use your I School email. Alternatively you can subscribe via you intranet account (
  • If you’re a student from another department: send an email to DH (CC’d) and he’s going to add you to the list.
Starting next week (that is, after the next class session) the mailing list is going to be where we send out reminders and announcements.

Great timing! The new Tableau version 7.0 has been released yesterday night. You should have received an email with detailed instructions on how to download and install the software.

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Welcome to the class blog. This is where I will post announcements and where you always have access to the updated syllabus.

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