shiny v0.14


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by Winston Chang

Web Application Framework for R

Makes it incredibly easy to build interactive web applications with R. Automatic "reactive" binding between inputs and outputs and extensive pre-built widgets make it possible to build beautiful, responsive, and powerful applications with minimal effort.



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Shiny is a new package from RStudio that makes it incredibly easy to build interactive web applications with R.

For an introduction and examples, visit the Shiny Dev Center.


  • Build useful web applications with only a few lines of code—no JavaScript required.
  • Shiny applications are automatically "live" in the same way that spreadsheets are live. Outputs change instantly as users modify inputs, without requiring a reload of the browser.
  • Shiny user interfaces can be built entirely using R, or can be written directly in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for more flexibility.
  • Works in any R environment (Console R, Rgui for Windows or Mac, ESS, StatET, RStudio, etc.).
  • Attractive default UI theme based on Bootstrap.
  • A highly customizable slider widget with built-in support for animation.
  • Pre-built output widgets for displaying plots, tables, and printed output of R objects.
  • Fast bidirectional communication between the web browser and R using the httpuv package.
  • Uses a reactive programming model that eliminates messy event handling code, so you can focus on the code that really matters.
  • Develop and redistribute your own Shiny widgets that other developers can easily drop into their own applications (coming soon!).


To install the stable version from CRAN, simply run the following from an R console:


To install the latest development builds directly from GitHub, run this instead:

if (!require("devtools"))

Getting Started

To learn more we highly recommend you check out the Shiny Tutorial. The tutorial explains the framework in-depth, walks you through building a simple application, and includes extensive annotated examples.

We hope you enjoy using Shiny. If you have general questions about using Shiny, please use the Shiny mailing list. For bug reports, please use the issue tracker.

Bootstrap 3 migration

Shiny versions and below used the Bootstrap 2 web framework. After, Shiny switched to Bootstrap 3. For most users, the upgrade should be seamless. However, if you have have customized your HTML-generating code to use features specific to Bootstrap 2, you may need to update your code to work with Bootstrap 3.

If you do not wish to update your code at this time, you can use the shinybootstrap2 package for backward compatibility.

If you prefer to install an older version of Shiny, you can do it using the devtools package:

devtools::install_version("shiny", version = "")

Development notes

The Javascript code in Shiny is minified using tools that run on Node.js. See the tools/ directory for more information.


The shiny package is licensed under the GPLv3. See these files in the inst directory for additional details:

  • COPYING - shiny package license (GPLv3)
  • NOTICE - Copyright notices for additional included software

Functions in shiny

Name Description
absolutePanel Panel with absolute positioning
actionButton Action button/link
addResourcePath Resource Publishing
dateInput Create date input
dblclickOpts Create an object representing double-click options
checkboxGroupInput Checkbox Group Input Control
dateRangeInput Create date range input
createWebDependency Create a web dependency
conditionalPanel Conditional Panel
checkboxInput Checkbox Input Control
clickOpts Create an object representing click options
column Create a column within a UI definition
domains Reactive domains
exprToFunction Convert an expression to a function
flowLayout Flow layout
fileInput File Upload Control
downloadHandler File Downloads
enableBookmarking Enable bookmarking for a Shiny application
fillPage Create a page that fills the window
fluidPage Create a page with fluid layout
fixedPage Create a page with a fixed layout
fillRow Flex Box-based row/column layouts
downloadButton Create a download button or link
freezeReactiveValue Freeze a reactive value
inputPanel Input panel
include Include Content From a File
headerPanel Create a header panel
hoverOpts Create an object representing hover options
helpText Create a help text element
HTML Mark Characters as HTML
knitr_methods Knitr S3 methods
mainPanel Create a main panel
invalidateLater Scheduled Invalidation
isolate Create a non-reactive scope for an expression
is.reactivevalues Checks whether an object is a reactivevalues object
htmlOutput Create an HTML output element
knit_print.html Knitr S3 methods
markRenderFunction Mark a function as a render function
makeReactiveBinding Make a reactive variable
insertUI Insert UI objects
installExprFunction Install an expression as a function
htmlTemplate Process an HTML template
icon Create an icon
modalButton Create a button for a modal dialog
maskReactiveContext Evaluate an expression without a reactive context
modalDialog Create a modal dialog UI
navbarPage Create a page with a top level navigation bar
observe Create a reactive observer
observeEvent Event handler
bookmarkButton Create a button for bookmarking/sharing
onBookmark Add callbacks for Shiny session bookmarking events
onFlush Add callbacks for Shiny session events
plotOutput Create an plot or image output element
numericInput Create a numeric input control
bootstrapPage Create a Bootstrap page
NS Namespaced IDs for inputs/outputs
plotPNG Run a plotting function and save the output as a PNG
bootstrapLib Bootstrap libraries
reactiveFileReader Reactive file reader
reactive Create a reactive expression
reactiveUI UI output (deprecated)
reactiveValues Create an object for storing reactive values
callModule Invoke a Shiny module
builder HTML Builder Functions
parseQueryString Parse a GET query string from a URL
passwordInput Create a password input control
reactivePlot Plot output (deprecated)
reactivePoll Reactive polling
brushOpts Create an object representing brushing options
brushedPoints Find rows of data that are selected by a brush
nearPoints Find rows of data that are near a click/hover/double-click
navlistPanel Create a navigation list panel
outputOptions Set options for an output object.
pageWithSidebar Create a page with a sidebar
reactiveText Text output (deprecated)
reactiveTimer Timer
runApp Run Shiny Application
renderPlot Plot Output
renderPrint Printable Output
runUrl Run a Shiny application from a URL
getShinyOption Get or set Shiny options
runGadget Run a gadget
shinyServer Define Server Functionality
splitLayout Split layout
sliderInput Slider Input Widget
tableOutput Create a table output element
tabPanel Create a tab panel
updateQueryString Update URL in browser's location bar
updateRadioButtons Change the value of a radio input on the client
updateTabsetPanel Change the selected tab on the client
withProgress Reporting progress (functional API)
updateTextAreaInput Change the value of a textarea input on the client
withMathJax Load the MathJax library and typeset math expressions
renderText Text Output
req Check for required values
renderTable Table Output
restoreInput Restore an input value
shiny-options Global options for Shiny
shiny-package Web Application Framework for R
stacktrace Stack trace manipulation functions
stopApp Stop the currently running Shiny app
textAreaInput Create a textarea input control
textInput Create a text input control
renderDataTable Table output with the JavaScript library DataTables
renderImage Image file output
renderUI UI Output
shinyApp Create a Shiny app object
repeatable Make a random number generator repeatable
shinyDeprecated Print message for deprecated functions in Shiny
showReactLog Reactive Log Visualizer
sidebarLayout Layout a sidebar and main area
tabsetPanel Create a tabset panel
reactiveValuesToList Convert a reactivevalues object to a list
registerInputHandler Register an Input Handler
shinyUI Create a Shiny UI handler
showBookmarkUrlModal Display a modal dialog for bookmarking
sidebarPanel Create a sidebar panel
singleton Include content only once
submitButton Create a submit button
suppressDependencies Suppress web dependencies
updateCheckboxInput Change the value of a checkbox input on the client
updateDateInput Change the value of a date input on the client
validate Validate input values and other conditions
validateCssUnit Validate proper CSS formatting of a unit
runExample Run Shiny Example Applications
titlePanel Create a panel containing an application title.
textOutput Create a text output element
updateSelectInput Change the value of a select input on the client
updateSliderInput Change the value of a slider input on the client
updateTextInput Change the value of a text input on the client
urlModal Generate a modal dialog that displays a URL
radioButtons Create radio buttons
Progress Reporting progress (object-oriented API)
reactivePrint Print output (deprecated)
reactiveTable Table output (deprecated)
removeInputHandler Deregister an Input Handler
removeUI Remove UI objects
safeError Declare an error safe for the user to see
serverInfo Collect information about the Shiny Server environment
selectInput Create a select list input control
showModal Show or remove a modal dialog
setBookmarkExclude Exclude inputs from bookmarking
showNotification Show or remove a notification
updateActionButton Change the label or icon of an action button on the client
viewer Viewer options
updateCheckboxGroupInput Change the value of a checkbox group input on the client
wellPanel Create a well panel
tag HTML Tag Object
updateDateRangeInput Change the start and end values of a date range input on the client
updateNumericInput Change the value of a number input on the client
verbatimTextOutput Create a verbatim text output element
verticalLayout Lay out UI elements vertically
withTags Evaluate an expression using tags
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License GPL-3 | file LICENSE
Collate 'app.R' 'bookmark-state-local.R' 'stack.R' 'bookmark-state.R' 'bootstrap-layout.R' 'conditions.R' 'map.R' 'globals.R' 'utils.R' 'bootstrap.R' 'cache.R' 'diagnose.R' 'fileupload.R' 'graph.R' 'hooks.R' 'html-deps.R' 'htmltools.R' 'image-interact-opts.R' 'image-interact.R' 'imageutils.R' 'input-action.R' 'input-checkbox.R' 'input-checkboxgroup.R' 'input-date.R' 'input-daterange.R' 'input-file.R' 'input-numeric.R' 'input-password.R' 'input-radiobuttons.R' 'input-select.R' 'input-slider.R' 'input-submit.R' 'input-text.R' 'input-textarea.R' 'input-utils.R' 'insert-ui.R' 'jqueryui.R' 'middleware-shiny.R' 'middleware.R' 'modal.R' 'modules.R' 'notifications.R' 'priorityqueue.R' 'progress.R' 'react.R' 'reactive-domains.R' 'reactives.R' 'render-plot.R' 'render-table.R' 'run-url.R' 'serializers.R' 'server-input-handlers.R' 'server.R' 'shiny-options.R' 'shiny.R' 'shinyui.R' 'shinywrappers.R' 'showcase.R' 'tar.R' 'timer.R' 'update-input.R'
RoxygenNote 5.0.1
NeedsCompilation no
Packaged 2016-09-09 16:45:37 UTC; winston
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2016-09-10 01:54:32

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