brightRserver is compatible with the shiny package found in The Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN). The shiny package is the most popular package for creating web applications in R.

Tools to create a new R web application are either:

  • brightRserver Editor on the web, or
  • Open-source RStudio Desktop on your computer

Both the brightRserver Editor and open-source RStudio Desktop have extensive authoring and testing capabilities to develop, edit and test your R web apps based on the shiny package from CRAN.

brightRserver can connect with remote data sources including web-based data files or data files loaded on your server in advance.

Data files can be uploaded to the brightRserver with Secure FTP (SFTP), the most powerful method, or using the brightRserver Editor, which is more interactive.

Article created: brightRserver Version 1.0.0