Statistics Using R with Biological Examples

This  book  is  a  manifestation  of  my  desire  to  teach researchers  in  biology    a  bit  more   about  statistics   than   an   ordinary   introductory course   covers   and   to introduce  the  utilization  of  R  as  a  tool  for  analyzing  their  data.    My  goal  is  to reach those with little or no training in higher level statistics so that they can do more  of  their  own  data  analysis,  communicate  more  with  statisticians,  and appreciate the great potential statistics has to offer as a tool to answer biological questions.    This  is  necessary  in  light  of  the  increasing  use  of  higher  level statistics  in  biomedical  research.  I  hope  it  accomplishes  this  mission  and encourage its free distribution and use as a course text or supplement.

K Seefeld, May 2007