Thoughts on Using Flexdashboard

I’ve experimented with the {flexdashboard} package for a couple of things after first trying out not so long ago. In particular, I found the storyboard format to be my favorite. I used it to create the storyboard that I wrote about in a previous post about tracking the activity of NBA team Twitter accounts. I also used {flexdashboard} for a presentation that I gave at my company’s data science group.

NBA Team Twitter Analysis Flexdashboard

I just wrapped up a mini-project that allowed me to do a handful of things I’ve been meaning to do: Try out the {flexdashboard} package, which is supposed to be good for prototypying larger dashboards (perhaps created with {shinydashboard}. Test out my (mostly completed) personal {tetext} package for quick and tidy text analysis. (It implements a handful of the techniques shown by David Robinson and Julia Silge, in their blogs and in their Tidy Text Mining with R book.