Training: Creating Shiny applications with R

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BIOS² is hosting a training session about creating Shiny applications with R!. This online training will be led by Dr Andrew MacDonald (UdeS), on June 22 and 23, 2021!

This practical training will cover the basics of Shiny app development. You’ll learn the principles of reactive programming, how to create interactive options and displays for your users, and how to layout and style your Shiny app. 

The first day will introduce some basic concepts, but we will quickly move on to the development of larger, “production-ready” apps using the `golem` framework.   This wraps a Shiny app in a R package, and lets you document, test, and develop your Shiny application with ease.

This 6-hour training will be conducted in 2 sessions: 22 and 23 June (2021) from 1:00 to 4:00 pm EST . The training will be held in English with bilingual support throughout.

The training will include practical exercises using the R language and the Rstudio IDE.  Basic knowledge R is recommended, including the ability to write a function. Familiarity with R package development will be helpful, but it is not required! Software requirements are R and a means to edit R. Andrew will be using Rstudio as a development environment, but you can use anything you like.  Optional but useful are git, and a github account. Contact Andrew beforehand if you want some help in getting started.

The training will be led by Andrew MacDonald, Training Coordinator of the BIOS2 program. He is a quantitative ecologist who works mostly in R.

Register here1 by June 21, 2021.


1Link to form: https://forms.office.com/r/QLZxWUXJNC

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