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Presenting Scientific Data in R  

Rosalind K. HumphreysResearcher, University of St AndrewsClose
Graeme D. RuxtonProfessor of Evolutionary Ecology, University of St AndrewsClose
Published in Print:25 July 2022 Published Online:31 August 2023
Publisher:Oxford University Press


Presenting Scientific Data with R provides a guide to data presentation using R. It offers valuable and applicable advice on how to choose the most appropriate type of graph for different types of data, and guides readers from the basics of plotting clear figures to producing polished and effective visuals, illustrating the core concepts and features of excellent graphing. This text uses simple biology-based example data sets to take readers from the essential aspects of basic plots to more advanced graphing techniques and details. The text starts off with an introduction. It then considers pie charts and tables for qualitative data. Next it looks at bar charts. There follow chapters on presenting single-sample data (i.e. histograms and boxplots) and comparing multiple samples. There is also a chapter that covers scatterplots for quantitative data. Finally, the text finishes with a couple of chapters on day-to-day customizing everything using R and specialist customizing everything using R.

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