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Create outstanding dashboards with the new semantic.dashboard package

Create outstanding dashboards with the new semantic.dashboard package

We all know that Shiny is great for interactive data visualisations. But, sometimes even the best attempts to fit all your graphs just in one Shiny page are not enough. From our experience, almost every project with growing amount of KPIs struggles with a problem of messy and not readable final reports. Here is where dashboards appear to be...

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User authentication in R Shiny – sneak peek of shiny.users and shiny.admin packages

User authentication in R Shiny – sneak peek of shiny.users and shiny.admin packages

At Appsilon we frequently build advanced R/Shiny dashboards that need user authentication. I would like to share with you how we implement user management - user accounts, the authorization process and gather usage statistics to have a better understanding of how the app is used. For user authentication, we created the shiny.users package. For user administration and usage statistics, we...

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Why you should regret not going to eRum 2018?

Why you should regret not going to eRum 2018?

I spent 3 amazing days at eRum conference in Budapest. The conference was a blast and organizers (BIG thanks to them again) did wonderful job compiling such a high-level event. My favourite talks from the conference Better than Deep Learning - Gradient Boosting Machines (GBM) in R - Szilard Pafka Szilard made a thorough overview of currently available ML algorithms. Showed that...

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Overview of Dash Python Framework from Plotly for building dashboards

Appsilon Tech Talks - each Wednesday we hold internal meetings where we discuss technology. By sharing our tech talks with the community and contributing to open source, we inspire discussion and growth that allow others to learn from our accomplishments and to share with us. Lately, I had a chance to present a tech talk about Dash Python...

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Shiny semantic – v 0.2.0 CRAN release

Shiny semantic – v 0.2.0 CRAN release

shiny.semantic helps you introduce semantic elements to all kinds of shiny apps. It can make your Shiny app look awesome! If you’re new to shiny semantic, check out demos and How to use it. What you can find in this version? New features Support for Semantic UI Themes Slider input based on this great add-on Search field Multiple...

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Semantic dashboard – new open source R Shiny package

Semantic dashboard – new open source R Shiny package

Semantic dashboard is on! Are you fed up with ordinary shinydashboard look? Give your app a new life with Semantic UI support. It cannot be any easier! Install semantic.dashboard and load it instead to your app. It’s compatible with classical shinydashboard! You don’t have to start from scratch: ######################### library(shinydashboard) #

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Dominik is coming back on-board to manage Appsilon’s Open Source

Dominik is coming back on-board to manage Appsilon’s Open Source

Meet Dominik, our Open Source Tech Lead Before Dominik took a leadership role he used to be a Data Scientist at Appsilon. He has five years of experience in Python and R programming, mostly from data science and machine learning related project...

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Who is coming to eRum 2018 in Budapest?

Who is coming to eRum 2018 in Budapest?

Discover who is coming to eRum 2018 in Budapest while playing with an interactive data visualization in D3.js. Vist visualizations page. You can meet me (Olga) at the conference where Ill be speaking about cool and open source packages ...

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Excel is obsolete. Here are the Top 2 alternatives from R and Python.

Excel is obsolete. Here are the Top 2 alternatives from R and Python.

Many companies are still largely managed with spreadsheets. While working with data we have seen the full spectrum of use cases of Excel, including some truly scary ones. There is, however, a clear trend of companies switching to alternatives af...

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Excel is obsolete. Here are the Top 2 alternatives from R and Python.

Excel is obsolete. Here are the Top 2 alternatives from R and Python.

Many companies are still largely managed with spreadsheets. While working with data we have seen the full spectrum of use cases of Excel, including some truly scary ones. There is, however, a clear trend of companies switching to alternatives af...

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