I mentioned at the end of my first post on Stage 1 Review that I was surprised both by how many articles had no abstract and by how easy it often was to find those articles online. However, I didn’t realize this when I started reviewing but about half-way through.
I completed Stage 1 Review today. I budgeted two months for this and it only took one. Here are the counts:
Now that we’ve examined Shiny buzzers and butlers, let’s look at how we might debug a Shiny app that won’t run right. Again, we’ll start with the code Shiny currently autoloads when you create a new Shiny Web App in RStudio:
To get started with Shiny:
Shiny is the package for adding a web interface to the R statistical language. The Shiny team provides a tutorial, articles, examples, a reference guide, a question and answer forum, conference videos from 2016 and 2017, and a GitHub repository.
I have placed the current project code, which is a functioning single-user (on your own computer) version, in both repositories. It’s called RCT. The version of RCT in my personal account includes the data files for the vitamin D project; the version in the Open-Meta account does not and is ready to be used on a new project.
One thing about Git and GitHub that has had me puzzled was how to connect RStudio to two different GitHub accounts, my personal account and the Open-Meta account. My Google searches were turning up nothing on this.
Git is software that keeps close track of the changes you make to your work. The folks who wrote Linux designed and developed Git; group work on a software project is pretty much impossible without something like this.
An initial version of Open-Meta’s Stage 1 review software, called RCT, was written and tested last fall, but it only runs locally – that is, on the user’s computer, not on an online server.
The protocol for the Open-Meta demonstration project, Effect of daily vitamin D3 supplementation on human health and performance; protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis, has been published on PROSPERO – the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews. I thought registration was immediate, but I submitted the information on March 23 and I received notice that the registration had been accepted yesterday, April 2.