Making Sense of Big Data

Learn how to enable efficient file downloads on R Shiny using Amazon S3 signed URLs.

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Although there are some excellent packages available in the R universe to work with S3 from R, and even though all these packages can easily be integrated with R Shiny seamlessly, I still face some interesting challenges when working with large files through R shiny. Let’s start by asking ourselves a simple question.

How do we access the files from an S3 bucket to perform data analysis?

Accessing S3 data from R

Accessing S3 data from R could never be easier, thanks to the packages at our disposal.

The aws.s3 package contains powerful functions that integrate with the S3 REST API, which allows the user…

Akash Sadashivapeth

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