Power BI visualization is a holistic visualization tool. You can draw most of the popular charts with it. However, there is always some needs for specific charts that may not be available in Power BI standard visualizations of the marketplace.
There is a possibility to extend the visualization capabilities using R language. There are two ways to use R to extend the visualization possibilities. The approach was introduced in 2015 as “R” custom visual that you can draw chart by writing R scripts. Drawing chart by writing R codes inside Power BI is so easy.
However, the editor for writing R was not that was good and also the end-user able to see the R code behind the chart. The second approach for using R to have more chart in Power BI has been introduced in mid of 2017 that is about creating Custom visual file (pbiviz file) using R and JASON language.
In this seminar, I am going to show how you can create any custom visual by writing R codes. You able to create a custom visual that has a specific icon, name, and input variables by changing some files like “script.r”, “pbiviz.json” and “capabilities.json”. The session has all demo and required steps to create custom visual using R.
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Creating custom visuals with R and Power BI
Dr. Leila Etaati gained her PhD in University of Auckland. She is world well-known speaker in Machine Learning and Analytics topics, and spoke in world's best international conferences in Data Platform topics, such as; PASS Summits, PASS Rally, SQL Nexus, Microsoft Ignite, and so on.