Tableau Desktop is more flexible, feature-rich and powerful than Tableau Public. Tableau Desktop can connect to a wider variety of native data connections whereas Tableau Public can only use file based data sources. The other key difference is privacy of your data.How do I install tableau desktop?
To install Tableau Desktop, complete the following steps. Download the installer from one of the following locations: For the most current version of Tableau Desktop, go to the Customer Portal page. As an Administrator log in to the computer where you are installing Tableau Desktop.