11.1 What is Shiny?

A web application framework for R to turn analyses into interactive web applications. What does that mean?

  • The userinterface is a webpage
  • On this webpage you can manipulate things
  • Behind the webpage there is a computer (your computer or a server)
  • That computer/server runs R and your r-script
  • When you change something on the webpage, the information is send to the computer
  • Computer runs the script with the new inputs (input functions)
  • Computer sends back outputs to the webpage (output functions)