Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2013


Timothy Anderson

Course Title

Operations Research

Course Number

ETM 540/640


The goal of this project is to explore the use of Shiny, a web-scripting front-end for R, for making Operations Research tools, and speci cally DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) tools, available to web users without requiring they install software on their local machines. R1 is a powerful open-source tool for performing statistical and mathematical analysis. It's highly extensible and by adding the GLPK package2, it can be used to solve DEA problems. Shiny3 is a graphical front-end for R that can be run directly from an R or RStudio4 session, or can be installed as a web-server. The web-server capability is still in beta, but when installed on a server machine, is able to allow users to interact with speci c R/Shiny scripts without having to install R on their local machine. The ultimate goal of this project is to make various DEA applications available to users in a way that they can upload their own datasets to the server, then apply DEA to their datasets without installing any software on their own machines.


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