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Will the R With GIFT visuals work in Power BI?

Hi all


I haave R visual with showing GIF images but when i am integrating with Power BI Its not working.



Can you please help me?

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Community Champion

Hello @chotu27,


Which R packages do you use?

Power BI doesn't support some R packages. You can find a list of supported packages here.


Ignat Vilesov,

Software Engineer


Microsoft Power BI Custom Visuals

Post Patron

@v-viig Hi thanks For responding .


  I use below packages for the R visual


  1.  library(ggplot2)
  2. library(gganimate)
  3. library(gapminder)
Community Champion

The second two libraries haven't been approved by Power BI team.

This is why they might have some issues.


Ignat Vilesov,

Software Engineer


Microsoft Power BI Custom Visuals


Hi @chotu27,

Currently Power BI have 2 types of entities for R-based visualization: 
-  R-visual (will grab and show image from your graphical device, PNG-based) 

- R Custom Visual is of two types: PNG-based, HTML-based

HTML-based visual will show any HTML file generated in code, but it has to be self-contained (single flat file). So theoretically, it is possible make it work in Power BI, but not straighforward. 


You welcome to send me (  the R-code sample and we'll try to guide you. 


P.S. And we will need to request missing packages for service.