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Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel
Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel

Associate Professor at Duke University & Data Scientist and Professional Educator at RStudio

Mine is the Director of Undergraduate Studies and an Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University as well as a Professional Educator at RStudio. Her work focuses on innovation in statistics pedagogy, with an emphasis on computation, reproducible research, open-source education, and student-centered learning. She is the author of three open-source introductory statistics textbooks as part of the OpenIntro project and teaches the popular Statistics with R MOOC on Coursera.

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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!

  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    Inputs, outputs, and rendering functions

    In this chapter you'll learn how to take advantage of different input and output options in shiny. You'll learn the syntax for taking inputs from users and rendering different kinds of outputs, including text, plots, and tables.

  3. 3

    Reactive programming

    This chapter covers the basics of reactive programming. This allows you to create and reuse objects that update dynamically in response to the inputs from the user. Using reactive programming will make your apps more efficient and complex.

  4. 4

    Customizing appearance

    In this chapter you'll learn how to customize the appearance of your apps using shiny's built in functions. This will give your apps the final polish they need to be professional interactive data products!