Since R is becoming more prominent for use in the biological field, we want to advertise R Shiny meet-ups taking place this semester organised by ETH D-BIOL PhD student Jan – Philipp Quast. Note that this is a free time activity and not a course that gives credits.
If you are using R to analyze and visualize your data, you might use R Markdown to generate elegantly formatted and informative reports. While these reports allow you to communicate your findings, they are static and do not allow readers to interactively explore your data.
Chances are high that you might have come across Shiny, an R package that allows you to build interactive web applications directly from R. If you want to improve your R programming skills and create engaging applications that allow you to effectively communicate your results, you might be interested in joining our Shiny meetup group!
The meet-up is aimed at people that are able to use R, but that are completely new to Shiny. We will start by working through the exercises of the “Mastering Shiny” (https://mastering-shiny.org/index.html) book together. Once we reach a high enough understanding of the programming principles underlying Shiny we will put our knowledge into practice by developing our first applications in small groups.
Meetings will be weekly starting on Monday, September
26th at 18:00, at ETH Hönggerberg, HPM meeting room H36. Please make sure to read the first Chapter of “Mastering Shiny” (it’s not long: https://mastering-shiny.org/basic-app.html) before the first meeting. This will allow us to get started right away with the exercises.
If you intend to join the meeting, please fill out this form:https://forms.gle/g7Tgw1wcRXLDiZGPA. This will also allow me to directly communicate further information or e.g. room changes to you. In case you have any questions feel free to write an email to: quast[ät]imsb.biol.ethz.ch Looking forward to seeing many of you!