Tableau is a data visualization tool that allows you to easily create maps, interactive dashboards, and a variety of other data-based graphics.
R Studio allows you to use R, a free programming language with an emphasis on statistical computing and visualization
This page contains links to help you learn to use both of these tools. The slides and handouts here are revised forms of the original workshop materials found at https://libguides.shadygrove.umd.edu/doingdata.
Please download the Tableau Public from https://public.tableau.com/en-us/s/ before the workshop starts
1. R : https://www.r-project.org/
2. R Studio Desktop (Open Source License): https://www.rstudio.com/
Once you have installed these programs, start R Studio (you may have to hunt for it on your machine, for some reason it doesn't install shortcuts).
You will also need to download the code & handouts listed below.
Google is a great resource for learning R, just look for resources that work for your learning style. The links below are ones that I personally have found helpful while improving my R skills (which are still at an intermediate level) in the past few years (AT).