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Numerical Ecology with R

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Numerical Ecology with R provides a long-awaited bridge between a textbook in Numerical Ecology and the implementation of this discipline in the R language. After short theoretical overviews, the authors accompany the users through the exploration of the methods by means of applied and extensively commented examples. Users are invited to use this book as a teaching compani ...more
Paperback, 306 pages
Published January 14th 2011 by Springer (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jun 02, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars: This could be a seminal book for community ecologists given the need to understand specialized analyses in the increasingly ubiquitous and flexible (and free) R language. The authors do several things well. They use only a few data sets so that readers can thoroughly understand their composition as opposed to jumping around from dataset to dataset, obfuscating and complicating the actual analysis. They generally avoid overly-technical jargon. Ecologists are not statisticians and while ...more
Jan 25, 2013 rated it liked it
This book is very decent. The writing is generally pretty good, especially for a book on statistics - combined with the R code and "cookbook" examples, it's a good introduction to the topics inside. (I used it mostly to learn about, and learn how to code, ordination techniques for biological data.)

However, the layout really throws me off: pages of text, followed by pages of "boxes" of code, followed by pages of text referring to code 4-5 pages ahead or behind...not the easiest to use. Nonethele
Mar 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Easy starts, difficult ends. The last two chapters require a lot of understanding in linear algebra and statistics. Trying the code sample along the way is highly recommended.
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Read for BIOL 4052 Community Ecology Lab: Spring 2017, UNT. Found PDF online for free.

This book was fairly handy. My TA provided most of the script for for us, or we walked through it together in class. But I did reference the book a few times to complete homework assignments. I found a PDF of the book online for free by Googling the title and the author, as my TA suggested.
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