Interactive R Visuals
Adding basic support for a standard HTML-rendered R visual would be a huge win. My audience has a difficult time buying into the R visuals without being able to mouse-over and see tooltips with the underlying values. Custom visuals are a long-term liability as API's change and evolve. Also, creating custom visuals quickly becomes annoying and developing the R scripts is much more convenient when we're able to drag inputs into the visual, click 'Edit script in external IDE' and have PowerBI kick over the initial data frame.
I agree with Lifu; having custom visuals is a great step, but still not very convenient compared to interactive visuals via the R Script visual. Please, please allow the R Script visual to accept HTML output as well!
Lifu Huang commented
Do we have plans to make the R Script component to support interactive visuals? I know it's been a step forward to support interactive visuals in custom visuals, it's still not as convenient and maintainable.
Interactive R custom visuals are out :)
Agreed. R visual interactivity is essential to our data when drilling is needed within the visual (which is often). Not having this reduces the usefulness of the R custom visuals.
I need R visuals to be interactive !! Otherwise I am using custom visual SandDance to look at non-aggregated data to keep the interaction in my graphs
GoogleVis is openly advertising it will host Shiny apps for free. Microsoft, you have made progress with PowerBI in comparison to other data discovery tools by providing a useful integration capability with R. Don't stop now!
Jonathan Mak commented
I'd say things like leaflet and ggplotly will be extremely handy and will catapult beyond the likes of tableau or quikview
Hugo Allard commented
This, itself, could make PowerBI limitless
It would be really very interesting that PowerBI comes out with this feature. For Shiny users, the R visuals still not atractive and it is a huge blockin point to not consider Power BI as the ultimate data Viz tool.
This could also improve the visualization and migration of current analytics made in libraries like rbokeh or leaflet. Directly from RStudio to PowerBI.
RAMADURAI VENKATACHALAM commented
otherwise the power of interaction provided by ggplot2 is lost