Getting Started W/r
An Introduction for Biologists
R is rapidly becoming the standard computational environment for analysis, graphical presentations and programming in the biological sciences. This book details how to start doing statistics in R or how to integrate the use of R with an existing research programme and how to achieve this efficiently and reliably.
Andrew Beckerman and Owen Petchey are Evolutionary Ecologists with over 20 years of combined experience using R for data analysis and visualisation. Andrew is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, UK and Owen is an Assistant Professor at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
The book would make the ideal text for a short course on data management and presentation - it truly packs an amazing amount of wisdom and wit between slim covers. Graeme D. Ruxton, Trends in Ecology and Evolution I was engaged by the refreshing style of the authors, that while informal, gives the user clear step-by-step instructions for using the software. Apart from the clear biological leaning of the example data, this book is applicable to anyone learning R (even a statistician!). Significance