Hands-On Dashboard Development with Shiny: A practical guide to building effective web applications and dashboards 1st Edition

Hands-On Dashboard Development with Shiny: A practical guide to building effective web applications and dashboards 1st Edition

English | 2018 | ISBN: 1789611555 | 71 pages | True (PDF,EPUB,MOB)+ Code | 11.08 MB

Progressively explore UI development with Shiny via practical examples

Key Features
Write a Shiny interface in pure HTML
Explore powerful layout functions to make attractive dashboards and other intuitive interfaces
Get to grips with Bootstrap and leverage it in your Shiny applications

Book Description
Although vanilla Shiny applications look attractive with some layout flexibility, you may still want to have more control over how the interface is laid out to produce a dashboard. Hands-On Dashboard Development with Shiny helps you incorporate this in your applications.

The book starts by guiding you in producing an application based on the diamonds dataset included in the ggplot2 package. You’ll create a single application, but the interface will be reskinned and rebuilt throughout using different methods to illustrate their uses and functions using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You will also learn to develop an application that creates documents and reports using R Markdown. Furthermore, the book demonstrates the use of HTML templates and the Bootstrap framework.

Moving along, you will learn how to produce dashboards using the Shiny command and dashboard package. Finally, you will learn how to lay out applications using a wide range of built-in functions.

By the end of the book, you will have an understanding of the principles that underpin layout in Shiny applications, including sections of HTML added to a vanilla Shiny application, HTML interfaces written from scratch, dashboards, navigation bars, and interfaces.

What you will learn
Add HTML to a Shiny application and write its interfaces from scratch in HTML
Use built-in Shiny functions to produce attractive and flexible layouts
Produce dashboards, adding icons and notifications
Explore Bootstrap themes to lay out your applications
Get insights into UI development with hands-on examples
Use R Markdown to create and download reports
Who this book is for
If you have some experience writing Shiny applications and want to use HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap to make custom interfaces, then this book is for you.

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