This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.rstudio.com/blog/rstudio-connect-2021-09-0-tableau-analytics-extensions
Improve your reach This edition of RStudio Connect introduces support for Tableau Analytics Extensions, our first external integration with a BI tool. Tableau Analytics Extensions provide a way to create calculated fields in workbooks that can execute scripts outside of the Tableau environment. This RStudio Connect integration enables you to create R or Python HTTP API extensions for use across all your Tableau workbooks.
Compared to existing methods for integrating R and/or Python in Tableau, integration via APIs hosted on RStudio Connect provides better security and dependency management: