Building web apps in R Shiny for learning and visualization

R Shiny, from the people behind R Studio, allows you to quickly and easily build basic web applications using only the R language.  I will be demonstrating the basics of web app creation, and will show you a number of examples for purposes such as data visualization and student learning. The talk will require only rudimentary knowledge of R. After the talk (45mins) you are welcome to join me at the Colonial Hotel for dinner.

Alec Stephenson is a CSIRO scientist and a former academic at The National University of Singapore and Swinburne University. It is his third talk for the MelbURN group, following previous talks on spatial data (Sept 2011) and speeding up your R code (Sept 2012). He has been writing R software since the days when there were only a hundred or so R packages. He still dislikes the ifelse function.

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    • Zsombor B.

      Spoke too soon...How do I open all these xml files?

      November 15, 2013

    • Jeromy A.

      It is a standard powerpoint pptx file. It should open in powerpoint or openoffice. Did you unzip the pptx file to see the underlying xml files. If so, there's no need to do that.

      November 15, 2013

  • Armita Z.

    Any chance to get the video?

    November 15, 2013

  • Sherry S

    it was a very information session about Shiny. Look forward to have a go and try that. Thanks Alec

    November 15, 2013

  • Minr P.

    Had to work late yesterday. Such a shame I missed it. Anyone has any material to share? Thanks a ton!

    November 15, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Alec did a terrific job of clearly explaining the different bits of R code needed to create Shiny apps.

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • He(Michael) L.

    it was a nice talk. I would say it is very useful for who need to publish their presentation.

    November 15, 2013

  • Paul B.

    Glad I went. I have heard about Shiny. It is ok for interactive visualisations but never web apps. Now I know that

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • Andrew M.

    I'd really like to be able to go to this one, but I'll be out of the country. Will someone be recording the event?

    November 9, 2013

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    • Yuval M.

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