Using Quandl for Datasets and Research #rstats

Graph of Currency Exchange Rates - INR vs USD

I love the above graph from Quandl, it is as easy as using a search engine for numerical datasets, and it gives me graphs, and download and embed options. Nice Work Quandl!

I hope the R Package Quandl at http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/Quandl/ is used more often for searching for datasets. Rather than import dataset using URL as in R Studio Server, maybe we can have some import Quandl dataset features too. URL’s are so 90’ish. or maybe the Shiny Server /Quandl mashup can bring some new ideas. After all Dashboard Design is still relevant today! Something like a ggplot based dashboard them for analysis , for Shiny server based visualizations. I believe Shiny can have more pre-built theme (to be continued)

Quandl though must be applauded for the options they give including the R code

Screenshot from 2013-09-09 10:04:23

1) EASY SEARCH Screenshot from 2013-09-09 09:56:10

2) MANY DATASETS (and they respect No Indexing requests) Screenshot from 2013-09-09 09:55:59

3) Final Search Results are embeddable ,downloadable and linkable.

Screenshot from 2013-09-09 09:55:38

Author: Ajay Ohri

http://about.me/ajayohri

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