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Getting Started with R: An introduction for biologists

Andrew P. Beckerman and Owen L. Petchey


Learning how to get answers from data is an integral part of modern training in the natural, physical, social, and engineering sciences. One of the most exciting changes in data management and analysis during the last decade has been the growth of open source software. The open source statistics and programming language R has emerged as a critical component of any researcher's toolbox. Indeed, R is rapidly becoming the standard software for analyses, graphical presentations, and programming in the biological sciences. This book provides a functional introduction to R. While teaching how to imp ... More

Keywords: data management, engineering sciences, open source software, programming language, graphical presentations, biological sciences, oral presentations, natural sciences, physical sciences, social sciences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199601615
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601615.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew P. Beckerman, author
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Owen L. Petchey, author
Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich, Switzerland