This talk will delve into common data processing and exploration techniques, especially as a prelude to visualization. The main focus will be on packages that enhance and facilitate the sorts of operations that typically arise when dealing with data, including faster I/O and grouped operations. For visualization, the focus will be on using ggplot2 and other packages that allow for interactivity.
Well known for its statistical capabilities, R can also be used for web-scraping, connecting with websites via APIs, html documents and presentations, interactive visualizations, dashboards, and even building entire, possibly interactive, websites. This talk will provide an overview of web-based use of aàR. Conceptual introductions, package synopses, and small demonstrations will be presented.