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OSDS is built and maintained in R, making it an open-source solution to the problem of timely and accurate census data dissemination. For users to download and adapt the template version of the application, they must have basic knowledge of International Standards in PHCs, Shiny and other useful tools OSDS employs. We have linked a few key resources, below.

International Standards

2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme

Access the UNs international standards for PHCs, including recommendations for tabulations, visual outputs, and other data products.

{Shiny} and Other Useful Tools

“Learn Shiny”

A tutorial designed by the RStudio team for users who are new to Shiny and want a guided introduction.

“Mastering Shiny”

A book designed to take users from knowing nothing about Shiny to being an expert developer.

“Modularizing Shiny app code”

An article demonstrating Shiny modules, a way to organize and manage complex application code.

“Tutorial: Build a Full Shiny Dashboard With {shiny.fluent}”

A tutorial designed by the Appsilon team for users curious about React Javascript and Microsoft’s Fluent UI.


The official website for {shinyjs}, a package that enables users to utilize common JavaScript operations in Shiny applications without any knowledge of JS.

“Engineering Production-Grade Shiny Apps”

An online book focused on the process, workflow, and necessary tools for building production-grade shiny applications.

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