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Tableau vs. Charts and Graphs in Python?
The business side of my company all use Tableau. They love the fancy graphs and the ease of turning data into something pretty, very quickly. What are the pros and cons of using Tableau vs. Python for data science? Are there things that you can do with one, that you cannot do with the other? I'd love some specific examples of this.
My goal is to gather data from external hardware, outputting them into meaningful graphics for my business teams. The more creative I can get with the output, the better.
Tableau is proprietary software and Python and Python data science tools are mostly open source and free. Using them you can understand how everything works. If you are interested only in getting fancy charts you can stick with Tableau since this is what your team uses.
There is excellent book about data science here: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920033400.do