htmlwidgets Package for R

I've recently migrated this blog, and the older posts might not yet be satisfactorily cleaned up. Apologies for the temporary mess.

Ramnath Vaidyanathan, Kenton Russell, and the very clever people at RStudio have released the htmlwidgets package for R. The package is “a framework that seamlessly bridges R and JavaScript.” It provides a way to integrate JavaScript libraries, especially for visualization, into R packages. This is intended to make it easy to include dynamic visualizations in Knitr documents or even in the R Console. Eventually I’d like to develop an R package to do this for Elijah Meek’s excellent d3-carto-map.