Winter Olympic Medal Standings, presented by R

February 10, 2014

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

There's no shortage of web sites listing the current medal standings at Sochi, not least the official Winter Olympics Medal Tally. And here's the same tally, rendered with R:

Medal tally


Click through to see a real-time version of the chart, created with RStudio's Shiny by Ramnath Vaidyanathan. (By the way, does anyone know if it's possible to embed a live version of the chart in a blog post like this?) If you're looking to create similar real-time charts of Web-based tables, be sure to check out the underlying code by Tyler Rinker that grabs the medal table from the Sochi website, cleans up the data, and plots the medal tally as a chart.

TRinker's R Blog: Sochi Olympic Medals

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