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Building Web Applications in R with Shiny

Build interactive web apps straight from R with shiny!

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Course Description

Shiny is an R package that makes it easy to build interactive web apps straight from R. Shiny combines the computational power of R with the interactivity of the modern web. This course will take you from R programmer to Shiny developer. If you want to take a fresh, interactive approach to telling your data story, let users interact with your data and your analysis, and do it all with R, dive in!

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    Introduction and Shiny basics


    This chapter lays out the basic architecture of a shiny app. You'll learn how to create the user interface and the server function for your first shiny application.

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    Welcome to the course!
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    What's in an app?
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    First peek under the hood
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    User interface
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    Extend the UI
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    Extend the UI further
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    Server function
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    Rules of server functions
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    Fix it up
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