Shiny Dashboard Cheat Sheet

Posted : admin On 1/30/2022
Shiny Dashboard Cheat Sheet

R Shiny Dashboard Cheat Sheet

The Sliders app demonstrates the many capabilities of slider controls, including the ability to run an animation sequence.

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Customizing Sliders

Shiny slider controls are extremely capable and customizable. Features supported include:

  • The ability to input both single values and ranges
  • Custom formats for value display (e.g for currency)
  • The ability to animate the slider across a range of values

Slider controls are created by calling the sliderInput function. The UI demonstrates using sliders with a variety of options:


Server Script

Shiny dashboard icons

The server side of the Slider application is very straightforward – it creates a data frame containing all of the input values and then renders it as an HTML table:


You have two package options for building Shiny dashboards: flexdashboard and shinydashboard.


Easy interactive dashboards for R that

  • use R Markdown to publish a group of related data visualizations as a dashboard,
  • support a wide variety of components including htmlwidgets; base, lattice, and grid graphics; tabular data; gauges and value boxes; and text annotations,
  • are flexible and easy to specify row and column-based layouts with intelligent re-sizing to fill the browser and adapted for display on mobile devices,
  • offer storyboard layouts for presenting sequences of visualizations and related commentary, and
  • optionally use Shiny to drive visualizations dynamically.
Shiny dashboard tabsShiny Dashboard Cheat Sheet

See documentation and demos on the flexdashboard homepage.


See documentation and demos on the shinydashboard homepage. Here, in addition to instructions for getting started, you can also browse example dashboards built with shinydashboard, along with their source code.

Comparison of two options

Shiny Cheat Sheet

R MarkdownShiny UI code
Super easyNot quite as easy
Static or dynamicDynamic
CSS flexbox layoutBootstrap grid layout

Learn more

For more on this topic, see the following resources: