googleVis 0.4.2 with support for shiny released on CRAN

The new version of googleVis 0.4.2 is now available via CRAN. Many thanks to all who provided feedback on version 0.4.0 and particularly to Sebastian Campbell, John Maindonald and Aonan Zhang. As usual, if you find any issues or bugs, please send us an email or add a line to our online issues log.

With version 0.4.0 we introduced support for googleVis on shiny. See my previous post for more details and examples.

The CRAN release of googleVis 0.4.2 has some further improvements:
  • New shiny and FAQ sections in package vignette
  • Core charts (e.g.¬†line, area, scatter, bar, column and combo charts) accept now also date variables for the x-axis
  • Typos in the Stock and Andrew data sets have been fixed
  • The WorldBank demo uses now the WDI package to download data from the World Bank, see the R code below

Session Info

R version 2.15.3 (2013-03-01)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0/x86_64 (64-bit)

[1] en_GB.UTF-8/en_GB.UTF-8/en_GB.UTF-8/C/en_GB.UTF-8/en_GB.UTF-8

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

other attached packages:
[1] WDI_2.2         RJSONIO_1.0-1   googleVis_0.4.2


For attribution, please cite this work as:

Markus Gesmann (Mar 19, 2013) googleVis 0.4.2 with support for shiny released on CRAN. Retrieved from

BibTeX citation:

@misc{ 2013-googlevis-0.4.2-with-support-for-shiny-released-on-cran,
 author = { Markus Gesmann },
 title = { googleVis 0.4.2 with support for shiny released on CRAN },
 url = { },
 year = { 2013 }
 updated = { Mar 19, 2013 }