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Tuesday, June 28 • 1:18pm - 1:36pm
htmlwidgets: Power of JavaScript in R

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htmlwidgets is an R package that provides a comprehensive framework to create interactive javascript based widgets, for use from R. Once created, these widgets can be used at the R console, embedded in an R Markdown report, or even used inside a Shiny web application. In this talk, I will introduce the concept of a "htmlwidget", and discuss how to create, develop and publish a new widget from scratch. I will discuss how multiple widgets can be composed to create dashboards and interactive reports. Finally, I will touch upon more advanced functionality like auto-resizing and post-render callbacks, and briefly discuss some of the exciting developments in this area. There has been significant interest in the R community to bring more interactivity into visualizations, reports and applications. The htmlwidgets package is an attempt to simplify the process of developing interactive widgets, and publishing them for more widespread usage in the R community.

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Ioannis Kosmidis

Associate Professor, Department of Statistical Science, University College London
I am a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Statistical Science in University College London. My theoretical and methodological research focuses on optimal estimation and inference from complex statistical models, penalized likelihood methods and clustering. A particular focus of my work is the development of efficient, in terms of computational complexity and implementation, algorithms for applying the methods I develop to prominent... Read More →

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