[R] An Odd Request

Charles Determan cdetermanjr at gmail.com
Fri May 29 15:54:46 CEST 2015

If you are primarily interested in making your R analyses in to a website
you should look in to the 'Shiny' package.  It makes generating web pages
very easy.  Here is a link to the Shiny Gallery providing some examples (


On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 7:48 AM, Josh Grant <myencephalon at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello R-Users
> I apologize in advance if my post is inappropriate. I read the entire
> posting guide and found nothing to say so, but you never know. I am seeking
> a knowledgable R-user that might be interested (for whatever reason) in
> helping out on what I hope would be considered a worthy project.
> I am a research scientist, albeit one with little programming ability. I
> recently started a website which allows patients of different sorts to
> suggest research studies. Everything is completely free and anonymous. When
> several members express interest in a particular idea I attempt to build it
> so they can actually run through the study. Clearly there are limits but we
> currently we have 4 communities, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia,
> multiple sclerosis and pernicious anaemia and there are several active
> studies in which people are submitting data every day. It's quite exciting
> and I think it has great potential to help people, particularly with
> disorders that have defied explanation.
> I'm currently using google spreadsheets/forms to create symptom trackers
> and interactive dashboards of the results which (most of the time) show
> group results by default but which can show individual results if an ID is
> entered. Unfortunately google spreadsheets is a little limited and I now
> require the use of more complicated stats such as linear mixed models.
> I know that I need to move to R, I understand the basics of running
> statistical tests with packages such as LMER, but I have no clue how to go
> about integrating such analyses into a website. I could certainly learn
> how, would love to, and ultimately will, but if someone was interested in
> joining me in this endeavour much more could be accomplished.
> If you're interested in knowing more let me know.
> Josh
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