R package based on shiny interface

shiny

#1

Hi!

I build a generic interface in shiny / shinydasboard and I wish to create a package out of it. Is there anything different between wrapping a normal package and shiny based package?

Thanks!
Rami


#2

Hi,

One solution is to put the directory of your shinyapps (ui and server files) in the inst folder to make your files accessible when package is installed. Then use a function in your package which calls the shiny ui and server file:
shiny::runApp(system.file('appdir', package='packagename'))

It is explained in the deployement part of shiny website (end of the article)

Another solution is to save your app as a function. In this case, package developpement is not different from another non shiny package I think.

As an example, the radiant project is an example. An evolved one now as different parts of the app is divided in several package.