Getting started on Observable
So you wanted to get started with Observable? The easiest way to take your first steps is to simply open up a notebook and start tinkering.
A live example
Let's open this visualization of Lebron James' shot chart and try to build a histogram illustrating shot distance.
The next steps
There are two main things you can't do on Observable, until you get an account:
- Upload data and
- Save your work
If you'd like your account tied to your UNCA account, simply use the "Continue with Google" button that pops up when you try to sign in for the first time. There are a few types of accounts
- Free individual accounts,
- Pro individual accounts,
- Free teams with accounts,
- Paid teams, and
One thing you can't do with a free account is work in private. If you have any data security concerns, then this can be an issue.