Monday, May 7, 2012

Introduction to R

Reposted from my entry here.

Understanding and correctly applying statistics is at the heart of population genetics. Many of us in the Nielsen lab use R, a freely available package for statistics. Many default analyses are standard in R, but one of its greatest benefits is the ability to code your own, or use code that other people have submitted.

A group of Berkeley graduate students have developed a set of 3-5 minute videos for introducing statistics students to the R environment as well as an overview of specific analyses.  They are available on YouTube and can be found at

These videos are accompanied by exercises, and soon the transcripts of the R code used in the videos will be made available at the website above.  Enjoy!

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