Data visualisation: Creating interactive visualisations using R and Shiny
Interactive presentations and visualisations provide a unique exploratory tool for your research findings and data, suitable for both subject experts and a general audience.
This course will introduce two powerful tools for creating interactive presentations and visualisations that can easily be embedded into websites and shared on social media:
- R: A scripting language used by millions of researchers and hobbyists around the world, in the science, humanities and the arts
- RStudio: The standard IDE for writing and developing R scripts, with built-in integration for RMarkdown, Shiny and much more
RMarkdown is a typesetting language that we will use to easily create attractive presentations with both text and charts that can be deployed to the free and open publishing platform, RPubs.
BYOD friendly. Where possible bring your own laptop, and we ask that you install the following before the session.
You will need to install two separate software applications onto your machine, R then RStudio. Instructions for installing R have been provided for Mac and Windows but not Linux. If you are using Linux please refer to this page: https://www.stats.bris.ac.uk/R/bin/linux/
R for Windows
Select the “Download R” link at the top of the page: https://www.stats.bris.ac.uk/R/bin/windows/base/
Install the application selecting the default options during the installation process.
R for Mac
Download the R-3.3.0.pkg from https://www.stats.bris.ac.uk/R/bin/macosx/
Open the installer and select the default options for installation.
RStudio for Mac, Windows and Linux
Select the appropriate installer from here: https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/
Open the installer once downloaded and accept the default options.
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