Development and deployment of statistical web applications using R and
Lara Lusa and Èrt Ahlin
Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Have you ever dreamt about being able to develop a graphical user
interface that would allow (non-statisticians) to easily visualize or
explore data? Or that could interactively and intuitively display the
results of a complex analysis that you performed? Or that would help your
students to get a better understanding of some complex statistical concepts?
If you have a basic knowledge of R language it is nowadays rather
straightforward to make these wishes come true, using the Shiny web
application framework for R (http://shiny.rstudio.com/).
The workshop will introduce the basics needed to build and deploy a web
application based on code written in R. The rest of the workshop will be
“hands-on”. The participants will have the opportunity to explore the code
of existing applications and to write their own web applications.
The participants should be familiar with R programming and bring their own
laptops, with the latest version or R, R Studio and shiny package installed.
A wireless connection to the Internet will be provided.
(Help with installation will be provided prior to the beginning of the