These visualisations were built using R and Shiny, here's a basic overview of what Shiny is.
The Oxford Roman Economy Project wanted to modernise their website and integrate interactive views to their underlying database, without needing to seek the support of a web developer, and sought advice from the IT Research Support Team. Shiny was advertised as a possible solution, as this would allow researchers in the team already familiar with R to maintain and update the interactive components over time.
These shiny apps uses the following visualisations:
- Gantt/timeline chart - useful for comparing how data changes over time.
- Interactive tables - useful to provide an interactive window to data
- Geo scatter plots - useful for dispalying the position of items on a map
To replicate this interactive visualisation for yourself, refer to the IDN Shiny app template or else fork the actual code for the shiny app here. You an also contact the IDN on firstname.lastname@example.org
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