loryR offers the fine dependency-free slider lory.js from Maximilian Heinz as a htmlwidget. R users can employ a slider (or embedded slideshow/gallery) like this in many ways. Let's look at two different uses to help us explore how we might work with loryR.

Quick Install

devtools::install_github( "timelyportfolio/loryR" )

Use 1 | RStudio Gallery

As we bang away in RStudio, we can unintentionally collect quite a few plots in our Plots tab. I often want to quickly view or share some or all of these plots. The function rstudio_gallery() in loryR solves this problem.

##### run these one at a time
#####   to make some fake sample plots
plot( 1:10 )
contour( volcano )
dotchart(VADeaths, main = "Death Rates in Virginia - 1940")
coplot(lat ~ long | depth, data = quakes)
sunflowerplot(iris[, 3:4])

Now let's create our loryR gallery of our wonderful creations.


  , images_per_page = 2
  , options = list( rewind = TRUE )
  , height = 500
  , width = 500

I wish I was able to get the actual slider to appear right here, but I haven't found out yet how to when knitting a vignette. Please try it though on your machine. I think you will like the result.

Use 2 | In a Vignette

Often in a package documentation context, a nice summary view might entice the reader to more thoroughly explore your package. Let's pretend we our making a vignette for the really neat package tmap from Martijn Tennekes. Here is one way to make a nice summary slider with the tmaps to include at the top of the vignette.

library(pipeR)  ## feel free to use magrittr if you prefer

### all of the tmap examples are from the tmap vignette
###  https://github.com/mtennekes/tmap/blob/master/pkg/vignettes/tmap-nutshell.Rmd

    qtm(Europe, fill="gdp_cap_est", text="iso_a3", text.size="AREA",
        root=5, fill.title="GDP per capita", 
        fill.textNA="Non-European countries", theme="Europe")

    tm_shape(Europe) +
        tm_fill("pop_est_dens", style="kmeans", textNA="Non-European countries"
                , title="Country population density (per km2)") +
        tm_borders() +
        tm_shape(rivers) +
        tm_lines("dodgerblue3") +
        tm_shape(metro) +
        tm_text("name", size="X2010", scale=1, ymod=-.02, root=4, size.lowerbound = .60, 
                bg.color="yellow", bg.alpha = .5) + 
        tm_bubbles("X2010", "red", border.col = "black", border.lwd=1
                   , size.lim = c(0, 11e6), sizes.legend = seq(2e6,10e6, by=2e6)
                   , title.size="City Population") +
    tm_shape(Europe) +
        tm_text("iso_a3", size="area", scale=1.5, root=8, size.lowerbound = .40, 
                fontface="bold", case=NA, fontcolor = "gray35") + 
    tm_layout_Europe("Map of Europe", legend.width=.6)
    tm_shape(Europe) +
      tm_fill("gdp_cap_est", style="kmeans", title="GDP per capita") +
      tm_facets("part") +

    rivers$constant <- factor("Rivers")
    tm_shape(World) +
        tm_fill() +
    tm_shape(rivers) +
        tm_lines(col="constant", palette="dodgerblue3", title.col="World map") +
) %>>%
      tf <- tempfile()
      png(tf, width = 600, height = 500, units = "px")
      base64enc::dataURI(file=tf, mime="image/png")
  ) %>>%
  loryR( images_per_page = 1, options = list(rewind=TRUE), height = 600, width = 650 )


Thanks so much

timelyportfolio/loryR documentation built on May 27, 2017, 8:39 a.m.