Tableau Public is a free service that you can download to create and publish interactive data visualizations to the web. You don’t need to be a programmer or hire one – no language to learn, no Flash, no plug-ins and no API.
If you have a PC, I've not found a Mac equivalent yet.
Most of the newsrooms surveyed indicated they are technically savvy, with 74 percent reporting they are likely to support running applications in-house. A slightly smaller group, 57 percent, are DocumentCloud users, a factor that we look at as an indicator of organizations that would be willing to adopt new newsroom tools.
When it comes to working with and presenting data, Google reigns supreme. We’ve covered Google’s Chart Wizard, Google’s Public Data Explorer, and even ways to run a news website using Google Docs (with WordPress). Another of Google’s powerful data tools, Google Refine, lets users work with “messy” data sets and transform them into something amazing.