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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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Discovering the scope of the Shiny user interface

After you know how to build a simple Shiny application, as well as how reactivity works, let us take a look at the next step: the various resources to create a custom user interface. Furthermore, there are nearly endless possibilities to shape the look and feel of the layout. As already mentioned, the entire HTML, CSS, and JavaScript logic and functions of the layout options are based on the highly flexible bootstrap framework. And, of course, everything is responsive by default, which makes it possible for the final application layout to adapt to the screen of any device.

Exploring the Shiny interface layouts

Currently, there are four common shinyUI() page layouts:

  • pageWithSidebar()

  • fluidPage()

  • navbarPage()

  • fixedPage()

These page layouts can be, in turn, structured with different functions for a custom inner arrangement structure of the page layout. In the following sections, we are introducing the most useful inner layout functions. As...