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Shiny app using Plotly in R

Shiny app to showcase linked 2-d histogram

Shiny app

Code

app.r

library(plotly)
library(shiny)

# user interface
ui <- fluidPage(
  titlePanel("Linked highlighting with plotly and shiny"),
  mainPanel(
    htmltools::div(style = "display:inline-block", plotlyOutput("x", width = 400, height = 250)),
    wellPanel(
      style = "display:inline-block; vertical-align:top;", 
      sliderInput("xbins", "Number of x bins", 
                  min = 1, max = 50, value = 20, width = 250),
      sliderInput("ybins", "Number of y bins", 
                  min = 1, max = 50, value = 20, width = 250)
    ),
    br(),
    htmltools::div(style = "display:inline-block", plotlyOutput("xy", width = 400, height = 400)),
    htmltools::div(style = "display:inline-block", plotlyOutput("y", width = 250, height = 400))
  )
)

# marker objects
m <- list(color = toRGB("black"))
m2 <- list(color = toRGB("black", 0.2))

server <- function(input, output, session) {

  # convenience function for computing xbin/ybin object given a number of bins
  compute_bins <- function(x, n) {
    list(
      start = min(x),
      end = max(x),
      size = (max(x) - min(x)) / n
    )
  }

  # the 'x' histogram
  output$x <- renderPlotly({
    x <- cars$speed
    xbins <- compute_bins(x, input$xbins)
    p <- plot_ly(x = x, type = "histogram", autobinx = F, 
                 xbins = xbins, marker = m2)
    # obtain plotlyjs selection
    s <- event_data("plotly_selected")
    # if points are selected, subset the data, and highlight
    if (length(s$x) > 0) {
      p <- add_trace(p, x = s$x, type = "histogram", autobinx = F, 
                     xbins = xbins, marker = m)
    }
    p %>%
      config(displayModeBar = F, showLink = F) %>%
      layout(showlegend = F, barmode = "overlay", yaxis = list(title = "count"),
             xaxis = list(title = "", showticklabels = F))
  })

  # basically the same as 'x' histogram
  output$y <- renderPlotly({
    y <- cars$dist
    ybins <- compute_bins(y, input$ybins)
    p <- plot_ly(y = y, type = "histogram", autobiny = F, 
                 ybins = ybins, marker = m2)
    s <- event_data("plotly_selected")
    if (length(s$y) > 0) {
      p <- add_trace(p, y = s$y, type = "histogram", autobiny = F, 
                     ybins = ybins, marker = m)
    }
    p %>%
      config(displayModeBar = F, showLink = F) %>%
      layout(showlegend = F, barmode = "overlay", xaxis = list(title = "count"),
             yaxis = list(title = "", showticklabels = F))
  })

  output$xy <- renderPlotly({
    cars %>% 
      plot_ly(x = ~speed, y = ~dist, 
              mode = "markers", marker = m) %>%
      layout(dragmode = "select")
  })

}

shinyApp(ui, server)
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