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Learning Shiny by Hernán G. Resnizky

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Chapter 8. Shiny and HTML/JavaScript

As it was already explained in the introduction, Shiny has practically no boundaries. Apart from the built-in capabilities that the package provides, the developer can also code their own HTML document instead of the UI.R file.

This HTML document is as any other document of its kind and can include the same things (for example, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, and so on). In fact, UI.R files are, as it was previously mentioned, a mere wrapper that generates an HTML document with JavaScript, CSS, and so on.

This chapter is focused on the inclusion of custom JavaScript or CSS code in a Shiny application. In this sense, it is important to consider that it is not a JavaScript or CSS tutorial, and not even an introduction; ...

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