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Why R?

Andrew P. Beckerman and Owen L. Petchey

in Getting Started with R: An introduction for biologists

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199601615
eISBN:
9780191774539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601615.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter outlines the reasons why researchers should adopt the open source programming language R. Among these are that R is freely available and cross-platform (e.g., it works on Windows, Macs, ... More


The New Statistics with R: An Introduction for Biologists

Andy Hector

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198729051
eISBN:
9780191795855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729051.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

Statistics is a fundamental component of the scientific toolbox, but learning the basics of this area of mathematics is one of the most challenging parts of a research training. This book gives an ... More


Import, Explore, Graph I: Getting Started

Andrew P. Beckerman and Owen L. Petchey

in Getting Started with R: An introduction for biologists

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199601615
eISBN:
9780191774539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601615.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter provides instructions on how get data into R. Topics discussed include where to put data; making a folder for instructions (code, script); how to get data into R and where it is stored ... More


Final Comments and Encouragement

Andrew P. Beckerman and Owen L. Petchey

in Getting Started with R: An introduction for biologists

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199601615
eISBN:
9780191774539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601615.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter first summarizes the preceding discussions. It then expands the nine-step workflow introduced in Chapter 5 to seventeen steps. The additional steps here include such things as snacks and ... More


Import, Explore, Graph II: Importing and Exploring

Andrew P. Beckerman and Owen L. Petchey

in Getting Started with R: An introduction for biologists

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199601615
eISBN:
9780191774539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601615.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter continues that discussion of how to get data into R. It covers checking the data; summarizing the data; how to isolate, find, and grab parts of the data; aggregation and how to use a ... More


Import, Explore, Graph III: Graphs

Andrew P. Beckerman and Owen L. Petchey

in Getting Started with R: An introduction for biologists

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199601615
eISBN:
9780191774539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601615.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter outlines to steps to creating bar graphs and scatterplots. These are two of the most common types of graphs people produce in ecology and evolutionary biology and understanding them sets ... More


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