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Web Application Development with R Using Shiny

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  • Produce advanced analysis and graphics using R
  • Implement Shiny's built-in widgets to rapidly build user interfaces
  • Apply reactive programming techniques to handle user interactions with minimal coding
  • Adapt and change your interfaces in response to user input to give your users an engaging and rewarding experience
  • Integrate JavaScript and jQuery with Shiny to add different and exciting content and interactions to your Shiny applications
  • Use HTML and CSS to style your Shiny applications and integrate them seamlessly with your own web content
  • Serve your users better by allowing them to upload their own data and download the results quickly and simply
  • Deploy Shiny applications over the Web using simple and free technologies

R is a highly flexible and powerful tool for analyzing and visualizing data. Shiny is the perfect companion to R, making it quick and simple to share analysis and graphics from R that users can interact with and query over the Web. Let Shiny do the hard work and spend your time generating content and styling, not writing code to handle user inputs.

Web Application Development with R Using Shiny is an accessible introduction to sharing interactive content from R using Shiny. You will learn by doing, with each chapter including code and examples to use and adapt for your own applications. By the end of this book, you will be able to build useful and engaging web applications with only a few lines of code – no JavaScript required.

Web Application Development with R Using Shiny will show you how to begin analyzing, visualizing, and sharing your data using practical examples.

This book will teach you how to rapidly prototype and build interactive data summaries using Shiny's built-in widgets and functions. You will learn how to integrate Shiny applications with your existing HTML and CSS, how to greatly extend the power and usability of your applications using JavaScript, and how to quickly deploy them over the Web.

The book uses practical examples to show you how to get the best out of R and Shiny, helping you to produce and share cutting-edge analytics with minimal effort.

  • Helps you to use Shiny's built in functions to produce engaging and useful user interfaces in hours, not days
  • Enables you to extend Shiny using JavaScript and jQuery with minimal coding
  • Shows you how to write cutting-edge interactive content for the Web
Page Count 110
Course Length 3 hours 18 minutes
ISBN 9781783284474
Date Of Publication 21 Oct 2013


Chris Beeley

Chris Beeley has been using R and other open source software for ten years to better capture, analyze, and visualize data in the healthcare sector in the UK. He is the author of Web Application Development with R Using Shiny. He works full-time, developing software to store, collate, and present questionnaire data using open technologies (MySQL, PHP, R, and Shiny), with a particular emphasis on using the web and Shiny to produce simple and attractive data summaries. Chris is working hard to increase the use of R and Shiny, both within his own organization and throughout the rest of the healthcare sector, as well to enable his organization to better use a variety of other data science tools. Chris has also delivered talks about Shiny all over the country.