Shiny Contest Submission: Cluster Analysis with the Fast Food Dataset

This Shiny app makes use of the Tidy Tuesday 'fastfood_calories.csv' dataset published 09/04/2018. The goal is to allow users to explore different hierarchical clustering methods by varying the distance calculation and linkage types. It also aims to enable interactive interpretation of the resulting clusters via a side-by-side comparison.Albeit a silly example, such an analysis could be used to address:

  • 'can I predict if a fast food item is vegetarian based on the nutrition profile alone?'

  • 'what does it mean if salads get clustered with burgers?'

RStudio Cloud project containing app:

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