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Presenting data interactively online using R Shiny

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Dashboards for data visualisation, such as R Shiny and Tableau, allow the interactive exploration of data by means of drop-down lists and checkboxes, with no coding for the user. The apps can be useful for both the data analyst and the public.

Visualisation apps run on internet browsers. This allows for three options: private viewing (useful during analysis), selected sharing (used within work groups), or internet publication. Among the available platforms for viz apps, R Shiny and Tableau stand out due to being relatively accessible to new users. Apps serve a broad variety of purposes. For instance, at a time of open science in which publicly archiving data is becoming standard practice (cf. journals, osf.io, figshare.com, etc.), data presentation interfaces can be used to let anyone delve into data sets at once without any programming involved for them. It's the right tool for acknowledging all facets of the data (although this doesn't replace archiving the data files).

Event (Symposium)

TitleResearch Software Forum
Date17/12/18 → …
LocationLancaster University
Degree of recognitionLocal event