I would like to have a semi-interactive single file that I can share that would not require running a server. For example, if you wanted to generate a plot, but have the ability to change the source data. Shiny is great for these applications, but you need the server component for it to work. Is it possible to export Shiny as single standalone document?
Since the short answer is "no", maybe a better question is if there is some alternative method. For example, I can export plotly graphs with
htmlwidgets::saveWidget(). Those can be quite elaborate and comprehensive. However, they are still limited. For example, if you wanted to have a simple option to change colors, it does not seem possible to add a drop-down menu to switch between them.