I am on a class-taking spree. I finished up Practical Machine Learning Coursera class, and just started in on the Developing Data Products class. What is a data product? Here’s a short description of the course:
A data product is the production output from a statistical analysis. Data products automate complex analysis tasks or use technology to expand the utility of a data informed model, algorithm or inference. This course covers the basics of creating data products using Shiny, R packages, and interactive graphics. The course will focus on the statistical fundamentals of creating a data product that can be used to tell a story about data to a mass audience.
The final project for the class is to make a Shiny app. Shiny lets you make a webpage that runs R in the background. This blows my mind! I just made my very own shiny app to calculate sample sizes for one-sample t-tests. This fulfills the final project requirements for the class, but now that I know how to make a shiny app, I don’t want to stop! Check out the Shiny website and try it for yourself.