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1 Alexander Kowarik 1, Bernhard Meindl 1 and Matthias Templ 1,2 1. Statistics Austria 2. Vienna University of Technology Q Vienna, June, 2014 sparktable: Generating Graphical Tables for Websites and Documents with R Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 1 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

2 Motivation Providing quick access to additional insight to underlying data using graphical tables Presentation of numerous data in a well-arranged way Improving data density by using spark-graphs Results should be easy to modify Development of a tool to create graphical tables easily How can this be achieved? R-package sparktable Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 2 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

3 Example (production indices) Seasonally adjusted production indices by branch, monthly. Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 3 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

4 Example (production indices enhanced) Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 4 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

5 Example (developments of the Austrian population) Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn seit 1981 nach Geschlecht bzw. breiten Altersgruppen (Absolutwerte) Nach Geschlecht Nach Altersgruppen Jahr Insgesamt Männer auf Männer Frauen Frauen 0 bis 19 Jahre 20 bis 64 Jahre 65 Jahre und älter dar.: 75 Jahre und älter Q: STATISTIK AUSTRIA, Statistik des Bevölkerungsstandes.- Revidierte Ergebnisse für 2002 bis Erstellt am: Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 5 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

6 Example (developments of the Austrian population, enhanced) Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn seit 1981 nach Geschlecht bzw. breiten Altersgruppen (Überblick) Minimum Maximum Insgesamt Männer Frauen Männer auf Frauen Jahre Jahre Jahre Jahre Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn seit 1981 nach Geschlecht bzw. breiten Altersgruppen (Absolutwerte) Geschlecht Altersgruppen Jahr Insgesamt Männer Frauen Männer auf Frauen 0-19 Jahre Jahre 65+ Jahre 75+ Jahre Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 6 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

7 Example (team performance) Rapid Points ShotGoal GetGoal GoalDiff WinLoose Salzburg Austria Groedig Neustadt Wolfsberg Ried Admira Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 7 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

8 Coordinates of European States IS SE FI NO EE SOUTH NORTH IE UK DK NL PL BE DE LU CZ SK AT CHLI HU FR SI HR LV LT RO IT BG PT ES GR TR MT CY WEST EAST Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 8 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

9 Optimal Allocation with Sparklines IS NO SE FI EE Population : Population : Population : Population : Population : Debt : Debt : Debt : Debt : Debt : NL DE DK LT LV Population : Population : Population : Population : Population : Debt : Debt : Debt : Debt : Debt : UK IE BE CZ PL SK Population : Population : Population : Population : Population : Population : Debt : Debt : Debt : Debt : Debt : Debt : LU CH LI AT HU RO Population : Population : Population : Population : Population : Population : Debt : Debt : Debt : Debt : Debt : Debt : PT FR SI HR BG TR Population : Population : Population : Population : Population : Population : Debt : Debt : Debt : Debt : Debt : Debt : ES IT MT GR CY Population : Population : Population : Population : Population : Debt : Debt : Debt : Debt : Debt : 1 Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 9 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

10 The R-package sparktable R-package sparktable (available on CRAN) provides the following features 1 Different graphical representations Combining numerical with graphical information into a table Creation of tables for online- or print publication 1 for details, see: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, E. R. Tufte Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 10 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

11 Graphical representations Creation of customized time-series, box- and barplots Time series plots Bar plots Box plots Graphical options include (among others) Highlighting of specific values in time series plots Choice of colors Choice of boundaries Inclusion of interquartile-range in time-series plots Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 11 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

12 Choosing the output-format The user can decide to generate pdf, eps or png output Pdf, Eps graphics can be included in L A TEX for scientific use Png can be used to show both graphics on websites Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 12 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

13 Going interactive Non-experts should be able to create highly complex graphical tables It should be possible to modify (changing graphs, adding and remove variables, ordering) and export tables interactively Interactivity was added to sparktable using shiny runshinyapp(): allows to view an existing graphical table directly in a browser with some basic interactive function like sorting and filtering. shiny_sparktable(): functions that allows to customize both graphs and the tables and makes it possible to add/remove variables, filter and re-order the table and to export a final result. All the functionality is available directly in a browser No additional software needs to be installed Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 13 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

14 Example: shiny_sparktable() - Import and select data Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 14 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

15 Example: shiny_sparktable() - Delete/Add columns from/to the table Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 15 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

16 Example: shiny_sparktable() - Modification of graphical parameters Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 16 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

17 Example: shiny_sparktable() - Order rows and columns Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 17 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

18 Example: shiny_sparktable() - View/Export current graphical table Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 18 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

19 Summary/Outline R-Package sparktable allows to create highly-customizeable graphs and graphical tables in flexible way. The package has been improved over time and new interactive features have been added. Even more improvements (e.g. additional customization options, additional graphs) are already planned to be implemented. Room for improvement to integrate graphical tables into traditional output of NSIs. User-feedback is (of course) very welcome! Kowarik, Meindl, Templ (STAT, TU) 19 / 19 Vienna, June, 2014

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