R : Interactive documents in the R language by Ramnath Vaidyanathan

This talk is by Ramnath Vaidyanathan, Assistant Professor of Operations Management at McGill University.

This talk focuses on how to create and share interactive web-friendly content with the R language. You will learn how to create interactive presentations, visualizations, web pages, blogs, applications and dashboards.

More specifically, Mr Vaidyanathan will explain how the advent of R Markdown and knitr have made it easy to create dynamic documents in different formats, including HTML. However, most content is still static and does not take full advantage of the web as an interactive medium. As a part of this talk, he will present a modular approach to inject interactivity into an R Markdown document using Slidify, rCharts and Shiny. This talk was recorded at the New York Open Statistical Programming meetup at Knewton.

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Bio:Ramnath Vaidyanathan is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at McGill University. His research focuses on the application of empirical methodologies to aid operational decisions in various settings including assortment planning, pricing and revenue management. He holds a PhD in Operations Management from the Wharton School, and has worked at McKinsey and Company.

He is addicted to R and has developed two R packages, Slidify and rCharts, both aimed at simplifying the creation and sharing of interactive web-based content with R. His GitHub portfolio is proof of his palpable passion for R and a demostration of his expertise.

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