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Learning Shiny by Hernán G. Resnizky

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About Shiny

Shiny is a package created by RStudio, which enables to easily interface R with a web browser. As stated in its official documentation, Shiny is a web application framework for R that makes it incredibly easy to build interactive web applications with R.

One of its main advantages is that there is no need to combine R code with HTML/JavaScript code as the framework already contains prebuilt features that cover the most commonly used functionalities in a web interactive application. There is a wide range of software that has web application functionalities, especially oriented to interactive data visualization. What are the advantages of using R/Shiny then, you ask? They are as follows:

  • It is free not only in terms of money but (as with ...

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