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Mastering RStudio: Develop, Communicate, and Collaborate with R

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Mastering RStudio: Develop, Communicate, and Collaborate with R

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Overview of this book

RStudio helps you to manage small to large projects by giving you a multi-functional integrated development environment, combined with the power and flexibility of the R programming language, which is becoming the bridge language of data science for developers and analyst worldwide. Mastering the use of RStudio will help you to solve real-world data problems. This book begins by guiding you through the installation of RStudio and explaining the user interface step by step. From there, the next logical step is to use this knowledge to improve your data analysis workflow. We will do this by building up our toolbox to create interactive reports and graphs or even web applications with Shiny. To collaborate with others, we will explore how to use Git and GitHub and how to build your own packages to ensure top quality results. Finally, we put it all together in an interactive dashboard written with R.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Mastering RStudio – Develop, Communicate, and Collaborate with R
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Introducing Shiny – the app framework

The Shiny package delivers a powerful framework to build fully featured interactive Web applications just with R and RStudio. Basic Shiny applications typically consist of two components:

|-- ui.R
|-- server.R

While the ui.R function represents the appearance of the user interface, the server.R function contains all the code for the execution of the app. The look of the user interface is based on the famous Twitter bootstrap framework, which makes the look and layout highly customizable and fully responsive. In fact, you only need to know R and how to use the shiny package to build a pretty web application. Also, a little knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript may help.

If you want to check the general possibilities and what is possible with the Shiny package, it is advisable to take a look at the inbuilt examples. Just load the library and enter the example name:


As you can see, running the first example opens...