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Shiny Dashboard #166

vikram-rawat opened this Issue Jul 26, 2017 · 3 comments


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vikram-rawat commented Jul 26, 2017

is it possible to integrate a shiny dashboard in the Blogdown... if not then Are you planning to add it


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yihui commented Jul 26, 2017

The only way to embed a Shiny app is through <iframe> (you need to publish the app in advance elsewhere, e.g. on blogdown is for static websites only, which means there won't be an R session in the backend.


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vikram-rawat commented Aug 1, 2017

I heard a talk where you mentioned that r markdown can be used as php tool to get data or so.

I mean even in future can you or this project ever allow us to create a dynamic webpage. Like python or golang does. Just curious don't want to learn any new language if something can be done in R programming.

Please any comment would do


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yihui commented Aug 1, 2017

Yes, I mentioned that in one of my rstudio::conf talks early this year. R Markdown has something in common with PHP, and you can certainly use it just like PHP. For example, you can combine R Markdown with Shiny: Then every time someone visits your R Markdown page, the code will be dynamically executed.

I don't quite recommend you to build a whole website as a gigantic Shiny app unless you can afford it (hosting Shiny apps will be more expensive than static HTML pages). As I said above, I recommend <iframe> on static HTML pages.

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