RStudio provides the premiere open source and enterprise-ready professional software for data scientists moving to R from less flexible, proprietary, and expensive analytic platforms. Shiny, ggvis, dplyr, knitr, R Markdown, and packrat are R packages from RStudio that every data scientist will want to enhance the value, reproducibility, and appearance of their work.

Date: March 11th 2015
Time: 11:00 AM EST


The htmlwidgets package provides a framework for creating R bindings to JavaScript libraries.

HTML widgets are always hosted within an R package and include all of the source code for their dependencies. This is to ensure that code which depends on widgets doesn’t require an internet connection or the ongoing availability of an internet service to run.

Leaflet and DataTables are two fantastic packages that take advantage of the htmlwidgets framework. Using Leaflet and Data Tables as examples this webinar will show you how to use JavaScript visualization libraries at the R console, just like plots. We will also embed widgets in an R Markdown document and a Shiny web application. If we have time we will also show you that by following a small set of easy-to-follow conventions, it is easy to create your own htmlwidgets.

Understanding htmlwidgets and how you can leverage packages like Leaflet and Data Tables will help you create stunning visualizations that are interactive and compelling, but most of all - require very little code.

Our webinar host, GoToWebinar, Now Supports Linux but ONLY for VIDEO.  You must dial in by Telephone to the conference for access to the audio.

If for any reason you cannot make the webinar or cannot get in we will provide links to the recording as well as all materials within 48 hours.

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Yihui XieYihui Xie got his PhD from the Department of Statistics, Iowa State University. He is interested in interactive statistical graphics, statistical computing, and web applications. He is an active R user and the author of several R packages, such as animation, formatR, Rd2roxygen, and knitr, among which the animation package won the 2009 John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award (ASA). He is also the author of the book “Dynamic Documents with R and knitr”. In 2006 he founded the“Capital of Statistics”, which has grown into a large online community on statistics in China.



Only 1,000 live attendees are allowed in the Webinar on a first come first serve basis. It is typical for many people who register to not attend (which is why registration does not guarantee access.) If for any reason you cannot make the webinar or cannot get in we will provide links to the recording as well as all materials within 48 hours.

Live on March 11th at 11am EST
Approximately 45 minutes of presentation followed by 15 MInutes of Q&A