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A limited number of Tableau Desktop Professional Edition licenses have been purchased by MIT for Administrative use by current faculty and staff on computers owned or leased by MIT.

Please note

How to Obtain


  • Request a Tableau Desktop license for administrative faculty/staff use
    Refers to using Tableau Desktop for anything other than the academic use mentioned below on MIT-owned or MIT-leased computers, e.g., use of Tableau by administrative staff when conducting the business of MIT.
    • You will receive an email with your license key as soon as one is available.
    • This license does not cover use by either Lincoln Laboratory or the Whitehead Institute.
  • Free Academic use/Lab license for teaching
    Refers to the use of Tableau Desktop for "Instructional Use" or "Non-commercial Academic Research" on MIT-owned or MIT-leased computers.
    • Instructional Use means:
      • Evaluating Tableau for classroom use
      • Developing materials and familiarity in Tableau for classes
      • Academic instruction
    • Non-commercial Academic Research means conducting not-for-profit research, which is not intended to, or in fact, produce results, works, services, or data for commercial use by anyone or to generate revenue.

Downloads (MIT certificate required)

Tableau Desktop is for administrative use by MIT faculty and staff only.

Version 2018.1, to match IS&T's server:

Tableau Prep is for administrative use by MIT faculty and staff only.

Version 2018.2, to match IS&T's server:



About this Version 

Tableau Reader is a free desktop application that you can use to open and interact with data visualizations built in Tableau.

Tableau Desktop lets you analyze data and get quick answers to questions through visualizations, interactive dashboards, and data tables. Connect directly to the Data Warehouse, Excel spreadsheets, and other data sources.

Tableau Prep is a new tool in the Tableau product suite designed to make preparing your data easy and intuitive.