Web Application Development with R Using Shiny – Book review

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As may already know (As I have said this a thousand times) I love R -:) And of course…I love Shiny -;)

Today I had the opportunity to read a nice little book called Web Application Development with R using Shiny.

This book starts of course with a small introduction to R, which is more than enough to get started as Shiny will have you coding in no time. Shiny makes it really easy to create web applications using R as its backend.

The explanation of Shiny and its components is pretty well detailed with easy to medium to hard examples…and even when I’m myself a seasoned Shiny developer…there were a lot of things for me to learn…which is always something cool -;)

For example…although I suspect about this…I never tried it and this book just confirm that we can indeed use custom HTML, JavaScript and even JQuery in interaction with Shiny…which for sure open a new way of possibility when developing web applications with R.

Well…let’s see a couple of examples shown in the book, so you can get an idea of what Shiny can do…

For sure, a book covering a single package can’t be too long…that’s why I call this a “nice little book”…but in the end…I’m surprise that the author managed to actually make a book out of it…with examples and lots of code to give us a full overview of Shiny and more than a better starting point to make us start developing our own applications…

If you haven’t used R before or you have use it but have never deal with Shiny…this book is totally for you…go ahead and buy it! It’s even on sale -;)



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