Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
The following describes a collection of software interfaces for data acquisition and visualization. All of these interfaces are freely available as extension packages to the R language and leverage web technologies to support accessible and portable data science workflows. The majority of this work (LDAvis, animint, and plotly) focuses on interactive visualization. These interfaces fall roughly into two categories: (1) domain-specific (LDAvis) and (2) general purpose tools for interactive data visualization (animint and plotly). More specifically, the LDAvis package produces an interactive visualization to aid interpretation of Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) model output. The animint and plotly packages are more general, and both aim to make interactive web graphics a practically useful tool for common exploratory data analysis tasks.
Sievert, Carson, "Interfacing R with Web Technologies for Interactive Statistical Graphics and Computing with Data" (2016). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 15422.