I’ve been doing data science for over 10 years now. Although most of this time I didn’t realise I was doing data science. I thought I was just doing normal science but focusing on simulations and data analysis, rather than field or lab work. I’ve switched fields a few times now- physics BSc, Chemistry PhD, now working in medical research. Therefore, instead of this lenghty introduction: “I’m a physicist by background with substantial interdisciplinary expertise in simulations, data analysis, programming…”

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Your first Shiny app

What is Shiny? Shiny is an R package (install.packages("shiny")) for making your outputs interactive. Furthermore, Shiny creates web apps meaning your work can be shared online with people who don’t use R. In other words: with Shiny, R people can make websites without ever learning Javascript etc. I am completely obsessed with Shiny and these days I end up presenting most of my work in a Shiny app. If it’s not worth putting in a Shiny app it’s not worth doing.

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Riinu Ots

if it aint broke, you’re outdated

Data Manager

Edinburgh, UK