Connecting R with D3 for dynamic graphics, to explore multivariate data with tours

Michael Kipp, Ursula Laa, Dianne Cook

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The tourr package in R has several algorithms and displays for showing multivariate data as a sequence of low-dimensional projections. It can display as a movie but has no capacity for interaction, such as stop/go, change tour type, drop/add variables. The tourrGui package provides these sorts of controls, but the interface is programmed with the dated RGtk2 package. This work explores using custom messages to pass data from R to D3 for viewing, using the Shiny framework. This is an approach that can be generally used for creating all sorts of interactive graphics.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalR Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

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