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About the Course

Data visualization is a critical skill for anyone that routinely using quantitative data in his or her work - which is to say that data visualization is a tool that almost every worker needs today. One of the critical tools for data visualization today is the R statistical programming language. Especially in conjunction with the tidyverse software packages, R has become an extremely powerful and flexible platform for making figures, tables, and reproducible reports. However, R can be intimidating for first time users, and there are so many resources online that it can be difficult to sort through without guidance. This course is the fourth in the Specialization "Data Visualization and Dashboarding in R." Learners will come to this course with a strong background in making visualization in R using ggplot2. To build on those skills, this course covers creating interactive visualization using Shiny, as well as combining different kinds of figures made in R into interactive dashboards....

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Oct 3, 2021

Practical dashboard development with Shiny and Flexdashboard, very focused on the tools and underlying components of the libraries.


Sep 30, 2021

This course is a good start for people who are interested in learning about R Shiny and flexdashboard.

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By Regis O

Apr 8, 2021

This is the second course I have taken with this Dr. Paschall. I think he provides a challenging yet supportive and satisfying learning experience. Dr. Paschall chooses interesting real world data and creates interesting assignments and assessments. His videos are filled with important content and instruction. The reading materials are solid texts. Dr. Paschall provides helpful hints and is incredibly responsive in the forums. I have completed 20+ courses on Coursera and I am a Coursera beta tester and I think Dr. Paschall's courses are among the best on the platform.

By Davor P

Aug 31, 2021

Learned exactly what i wanted to learn... learning to do dashboards with shiny and flex.

Things that would have made the course better (imho):

peer reviews should include code and not just the final running app. i would love to see how others have solved some items in the weekly assignements.

also, just having the screen as canvas is not as good as when you present slides or even whiteboard notes.

By Stanislav M

Jul 19, 2023

Very well organised course. I appreciate how simply but at the same time sufficiently the role and internal structure of all three parts of Shiny was explained. It was a solid cornerstone on which further knowledge could be built. Video and lectures were well balanced . After finishing the course, I was able to prepare my first nice web page dispalying experimental data of our lab.

By Sally K

Jun 29, 2023

I loved learning how to put together interactive figures and tables. This is something that is really going to add to the products we can offer our clients.

It was a bit of a learning curve but I'm sure it will be worth it in the long run. The discussion forums for each week's assignment were fabulous as I found solutions to those last little fiddly bits I just could not get to work.

By Ben B

Aug 17, 2021

A good introduction to Shiny and flexdashboard. I love the hands-on structure of the course. What I like most about this specialization is the accessibility of the lecturer. If you post a question in one of the forums, chances are high that the lecturer or someone else takes the time and tries to answer your question within a couple of hours. Great commitment - thank you for that!

By Karen K

Feb 19, 2021

I really like Collin's teaching. He's good at taking complex things and breaking them down into pieces, providing scaffolding for us. I had tried to learn shiny on my own using tutorials and gave up. With this course I was able to return to a project I'd started a year ago and get it to work.

By Md A I

Apr 1, 2021

It was a great experience. The projects were so much challenging, anyone who have idea on advanced graphics on R can do this course. The materials were nicely structured. I had a little trouble with plots, but a little google search helped. Recommended!

By stephanie w

Mar 4, 2023

This class in my opinion was much tougher to get a feel for. However, by the end of it everything was starting to click and I am excited about being able to use shiny apps and dashboards for some of my projects.

By Rafael S C

Jun 16, 2022

I learned a lot, it is a very clear course, it requires personal effort, reading, and putting into practice everything I learned. I feel that I took another step forward in my professional training.

By Bruno R S

Oct 4, 2021

Practical dashboard development with Shiny and Flexdashboard, very focused on the tools and underlying components of the libraries.

By Pedro R P

Aug 8, 2023

Amazing Module! Incredible well developed lesson that allow you to create very complex dashboard from scratch.

By Iana L

Oct 1, 2021

This course is a good start for people who are interested in learning about R Shiny and flexdashboard.

By José N C

Mar 18, 2022

Excellent introductory course on creating and publishing your dashborards and interactive graphics.

By Nilesh v p

Feb 10, 2021

Great course . Learnt lot from the course.

Thank you very much for making such incredible course.

By Abdallah N

May 28, 2021

Another one! And it's getting better and better. Enjoyed every bit of it, thank you.


Nov 9, 2023

Muy buen curso, te da fundamentos solidos. Videos y lecturas muy provechosas.

By Stefano S

Mar 14, 2022

Very good course. Very clear and with the material very well organized.

By Chong E L

Apr 6, 2021

Awesome place to get started if you are learning Shiny and Flexdashboard

By Lehyton A

Apr 15, 2021

Es un excelente curso, con material de calidad y un excelente profesor.

By Christopher L H

Jun 15, 2022

Great introduction to creating Shiny apps!

By Seva B

Jan 17, 2024

great course, thanks

By Yuqing X

Jan 8, 2023

Very Useful!!!