+title: A simple shiny app for exploring SRAdb
+created_at: Friday, July 19, 2013
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+I show an example of using the shiny R package to examine the SRAdb package SQLite database schema.
+At the Bioc2013 conference this year, there was quite a bit of interest and hype associated with the [shiny R package](http://www.rstudio.com/shiny/).
+As a simple experiment, I wrote some quick (took just a few minutes) to examine the [SRAdb package](http://www.bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/SRAdb.html) SQLite database schema using a shiny web app.
+Starting at the end, here is a screen shot of the resulting application.
+To reproduce the application, you'll need to
+1. Install R and Bioconductor, and the shiny and SRAdb packages in particular.
+2. Place the two files below into a folder called "shinyApp".
+3. Use the `getSRAdbFile()` function to download the sqlite file to the directory above "shinyApp" directory.
+4. Load the shiny library.
+5. Execute `runApp('shinyApp')`.