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Learning Shiny by Hernán G. Resnizky

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Chapter 1. Introducing R, RStudio, and Shiny

In this chapter, the main objective will be to learn how to install all the needed components to build an application in R with Shiny. Additionally, some general ideas about what R is will be covered in order to be able to dive deeper into programming using R.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • A brief introduction to R, RStudio, and Shiny
  • Installation of R and Shiny
  • General tips and tricks

About R

As stated on the R-project main website:

"R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics."

R is a successor of S and is a GNU project. This means, briefly, that anyone can have access to its source codes and can modify or adapt it to their needs. Nowadays, it is gaining ...

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