Articles by winstonchang

shinythemes 1.1.1

October 13, 2016 | winstonchang

If there’s one word that could describe the default styling of Shiny applications, it might be “minimalist.” Shiny’s UI components are built using the Bootstrap web framework, and unless the appearance is customized, the application will be mostly white and light gray. Fortunately, it’s easy to add ... [Read more...]

Shiny 0.14

September 12, 2016 | winstonchang

A new Shiny release is upon us! There are many new exciting features, bug fixes, and library updates. We’ll just highlight the most important changes here, but you can browse through the full changelog for details. This will likely be the last release before shiny 1.0, so get out your ...
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Profiling with RStudio and profvis

May 25, 2016 | winstonchang

“How can I make my code faster?” If you write R code, then you’ve probably asked yourself this question. A profiler is an important tool for doing this: it records how the computer spends its time, and once you know that, you can focus on the slow parts to ... [Read more...]

Shiny 0.13.0

January 20, 2016 | winstonchang

Shiny 0.13.0 is now available on CRAN! This release has some of the most exciting features we’ve shipped since the first version of Shiny. Highlights include: Shiny Gadgets HTML templates Shiny modules Error stack traces Checking for missing inputs New JavaScript events For a comprehensive list of changes, see the ... [Read more...]

Shiny 0.11, themes, and dashboard

January 23, 2015 | winstonchang

Shiny version 0.11 is available now! Notable changes include: Shiny has migrated from Bootstrap 2 to Bootstrap 3 for its web front end. More on this below. The old jsliders have been replaced with ion.rangeSlider. These sliders look better, are easier for users to interact with, and support updating more fields from ...
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ggvis 0.4

October 13, 2014 | winstonchang

ggvis 0.4 is now available on CRAN. You can install it with: install.packages("ggvis") The major features of this release are: Boxplots, with layer_boxplots() chickwts %__% ggvis(~feed, ~weight) %__% layer_boxplots() Better stability when errors occur. Better handling of empty data and malformed data. More consistent handling of data in ...
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Introducing ggvis

June 23, 2014 | winstonchang

Our first public release of ggvis, version 0.3, is now available on CRAN. What is ggvis? It’s a new package for data visualization. Like ggplot2, it is built on concepts from the grammar of graphics, but it also adds interactivity, a new data pipeline, and it renders in a web ... [Read more...]

Shiny 0.4.0 now available

February 22, 2013 | winstonchang

Shiny version 0.4.0 is now available on CRAN. The most visible change is that the API has been slightly simplified. Your existing code will continue to work, although Shiny will print messages about how to migrate your code. Migration should be straightforward, as described below. It will take a bit of ... [Read more...]

Shiny 0.3.0 released

January 25, 2013 | winstonchang

Version 0.3.0 of Shiny is now available on CRAN. This version of Shiny has several new features and bug fixes. Some of the changes are under the hood: for example, Shiny now uses a more efficient algorithm for scheduling the execution of reactive functions. There are also some user-facing changes: for ... [Read more...]

ggplot2 0.9.3 and plyr 1.8 have been released!

December 6, 2012 | winstonchang

We’re pleased to announce new versions of ggplot2 (0.9.3) and plyr (1.8).  To get up and running with the new versions, start a clean R session without ggplot2 or plyr loaded, and run install.packages(c("ggplot2", "gtable", "scales", "plyr")). Read on to find out what’s new. ggplot2 0.9.3 Most of ... [Read more...]

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