Real-Time Data Visualization With R And SQL Server

Kevin Feasel

2018-07-23

R

Tomaz Kastrun shows how simple it can be to plot real(ish)-time data from SQL Server using R:

In the previous post, I have showed how to visualize near real-time data using Python and Dash module.  And it is time to see one of the many ways, how to do it in R. This time, I will not use any additional frames for visualization, like shiny, plotly or any others others, but will simply use base R functions and RODBC package to extract data from SQL Server.

Extracting data from SQL Server will and simulating inserts in SQL Server table will primarily simulate the near real-time data. If you have followed the previous post, you will notice that I am using same T-SQL table and query to extract real-time data.

Tomaz is using the base plot library, but if you want something nicer, there are several good alternatives.

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