Tableau is regularly used by our clients for the purposes of visualization and dashboarding, but they also often require the analytics and statistical functionality of R to analyze their data. While Tableau supports the integration of R, it is not always a straightforward process to blend the functionality of the two together. We plan to discuss our lessons learned from building Tableau applications that integrate with R, including best practices for performance optimization, sessionizing interaction on Tableau production servers, and reducing network latency issues. We will also discuss the limitations of Tableau’s R integration capability.
Our goal is help others working to avoid common frustrations and roadblocks when integrating R and Tableau.