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I will convert all WordPress posts and move them into blogdown shortly…
What is Shiny?
Shiny is an R package (
I am completely obsessed with Shiny and these days I end up presenting most of my work in a Shiny app.
Your first Shiny app
Getting started with Shiny is actually a lot easier than a lot of people make it out to be. So I created a very short (9 slides) presentation outlining my 5-step programme for your first Shiny app.
This is the app: https://riinu.shinyapps.io/shiny_testing/
This is the presentation: http://rpubs.com/riinu/shiny
And here are the steps (also included in the presentation):
install.packages("shiny"). Use RStudio.
STEP 1: Create a script called
app.R using this skeleton:
STEP 2: Copy your plot code into the renderPlot function.
STEP 3: Add a
sliderInput to your User Interface (
ui). A slider is just one of the many Shiny widgets you could be using: https://shiny.rstudio.com/gallery/widget-gallery.html
STEP 4: Tell your Server you wish the
dplyr::filter() to use the value from the slider. All inputs from the User Interface (
ui) are stored in
input$variable_name: replace the
STEP 5 (optional): Add
animate = TRUE.
Control+Shift+Enter or the “Run App” button. You now have a Shiny app running on your computer. To deploy it to the internet, e.g. like I’ve done in the link above, see this.
With a simple combination of
fct_explicit_na, you can replace all NAs in all factors with “Missing”:
If some of the words/symbols appear in white font, see the example here: Gist: factor_NA_levels.R
dplyr reference: http://dplyr.tidyverse.org/reference/index.html
forcats reference: http://dplyr.tidyverse.org/reference/index.html
To create a .bib file that only includes the citations you used in the manuscript:
bibexport -o extracted_file.bib manuscript.aux
There are a few issues with this though. The command bibexport comes with the installation of TexLive, but my Windows computer (bless) does not cooperate (“bibexport is not recognised as an internal or external command…”) . So I can only use it on my Mac (luv ya).
ggplot includes built in and seamless functionality that summarises your data before plotting it. As shown in the example below, ggplot_build() can be used to access the summarised dataset.
fill y count prop x PANEL group ... #D7301F 0.2147239 35 1 1 1 4 ... #FC8D59 0.6871166 77 1 1 1 3 ... #FDCC8A 0.9570552 44 1 1 1 2 ... #FEF0D9 1.0000000 7 1 1 1 1 ... #D7301F 0.1696429 38 1 2 1 8 ... #FC8D59 0.6116071 99 1 2 1 7 ... ...