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Getting Started with R: An Introduction for Biologists

Andrew Beckerman, Dylan Childs, and Owen Petchey


Getting Started with R deals with learning how to get answers from data, an integral part of modern training in the natural, physical, social, and engineering sciences. One of the most exciting developments in data management, quantitative analysis, and visualization was the growth of the open source application R. This statistics and programming language has emerged as a critical component of biologists’, and many other scientists’, toolboxes. R is rapidly becoming standard software for data manipulation, visualization, and analysis. This book provides a functional introduction for biologists ... More

Keywords: R, quantitative, biology, statistics, visualization, data management, ggplot2, dplyr, linear model, generalized linear model

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198787839
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787839.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Beckerman, author
Department of Animal and Plant Science, University of Sheffield

Dylan Childs, author
Department of Animal and Plant Science, University of Sheffield

Owen Petchey, author
Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich