htmlwidgets News This Week
Just do this Github search, and you’ll likely see all the newest and latest.
This Week’s Widget -
stmBrowser | htmlwidgetized stmBrowser
I get sad when I see a really great R package that generates
HTML/JS that does not use
htmlwidgets, but it is entirely understandable since
htmlwidgets is so new. This happened a couple days ago when I spotted a tweet announcing
stmBrowser which pairs with
stmCorrViz. These related projects had already aroused my interest when I saw them appear on CRAN. I felt like I should intervene early, so I asked for permission to convert, and the authors very generously responded with a “Yes. How can we help?” Heartened by the quick positive response and the very nice
d3.js code, I started banging away, and I think I’m close to an acceptable first iteration in
stmBrowser's new life as an
htmlwidget. Conversion was fairly painless since
stmBrowser was already in such great condition.
Please note that all attribution and credit should go to the original authors of
stmBrowser and any screwups or malfunctions are mine and not the original authors.
htmlwidget version of
stmBrowser currently exists as a fork with a different branch on Github. For now please install with
devtools::install_github. Also, you’ll need
stm from CRAN.
Example in a Presentation
If I don’t talk about Structural Topic Models (stm), maybe no one will discover my domain ignorance. I’ll use one of the examples from
?stm::stm. I’ll integrate it in a
rmarkdown presentation to prove that it really is an
htmlwidget and demonstrate one of the many benefits of