I’m a bit confused by the different options available for deploying Shiny apps.
I’m interested in making data openly available for a study published in an academic journal, and I would like to provide the visitor with an interactive version of the paper’s figures so that they can play with the parameters or download the results most relevant to them.
This being an academic project, I do not want / cannot afford to purchase an expensive Pro/commercial licence (a cheap one might be OK if it scales well with our limited usage). It’s unlikely to draw much traffic, so a basic plan would be more than enough. Ideally, we’d like to make the app available on our group’s website, and perhaps host it on our own servers (if I can convince our IT department) to get more control.
From what I’ve seen it looks like a shinyapps.io app embedded in an iframe would be our best option at present, but I’d be curious to hear of other experiences with Rstudio Server in an academic/non-commercial setting.