About the Book
This book covers the exciting field of data products. A data product is the output of a data science experiment. In this book we focus on developing data products in R, the most popular language for data scientists. Special emphasis is given to developing Shiny apps. Shiny is a platform for developing web front ends for back end R calculations. Shiny allows users to create polished web apps while only knowing R and little bit of html.
After shiny we cover other ways to make reproducible presentations and interactive graphics. In reproducible presentations, we cover Slidify and RStudio's Presenter. In interactive graphics, we demonstrate RCharts, Leaflet, googleVis and plot.ly.
About the Authors
Brian Caffo, PhD is a professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Along with Roger Peng and Jeff Leek, Dr. Caffo created the Data Science Specialization on Coursera. Dr. Caffo is leading expert in statistics and biostatistics and is the recipient of the PECASE award, the highest honor given by the US Government for early career scientists and engineers.
Sean Kross is a software developer in the department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Sean's professional interests range between metagenomics, cybersecurity, and human-computer interaction. He is also the lead developer of the swirl, a software package designed to teach programming, statistics, and data science in an authentic programming environment. You can find Sean on Twitter and GitHub at @seankross.