A Tutorial on Writing Simulation Apps in Shiny

(Edited November 25, 2015.) I stand in awe of the R wizards who post their latest and greatest Shiny feats on R-Bloggers. It’s taken me a while to find my way around Shiny, but at last I feel ready to fill in a few gaps for others who may be just starting out and who aspire to write reasonably involved, user-friendly simulation apps. To make it a bit more fun I’ve written it up as an R Markdown document.

I used to host the document on shinyapps.io, but it pushed my monthly hours over their limit. You can get the source code, however, from the GitHub repository. Check the repo’s Readme for prerequisites and instructions on access.

If you have feedback or suggestions for improvements, comment here or post an Issue on the GitHub site. Happy learning!