08 January 2017

IN THE PAST I HAVE USED MANY DIFFERENT programs to visualize data. I’ve done quite a few visualizations using Tableau. I enjoy using that program, but it does have some drawbacks.

As an alternative, I have been exploring using flexdashboards for R. One advantage of flexdashboards is that you can easily incorporate R code into the design of dashboards.

I figured I would give it a try. The example below, uses mortgage rates. I used DT to make interactive data tables and Plotly for R to make interactive times series charts. I also used stargazer to make nicely formatted regression output.

All the source code is available in the tab at the right. I used a simple excel spreadsheet called “rates.xlsx”, which you can download from the here.

You can see a fullscreen version here.