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Cover for How to use this book.

This book takes a simple step-by-step approach to give a good grounding in the use of R for undergraduate/beginning postgraduate biology students. R is a freely available, open-source statistical programming environment which provides powerful statistical analysis tools and graphics outputs. This...

Author(s)
Quicke, D.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for First simple programs and graphics.

This chapter presents the basics for handling text, numbers and simple data files. It focuses on basic R features, commas, brackets and concatenation, colon character, raise to the power symbol, exiting from R, and help pages.

Author(s)
Quicke, D.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Practical R for biologists: an introduction.

R is an open-source statistical environment modelled after the previously widely used commercial programs S and S-Plus, but in addition to powerful statistical analysis tools, it also provides powerful graphics outputs. In addition to its statistical and graphical capabilities, R is a programming...

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book
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Cover for Very basic R syntax.

R is a programming language that has a huge range of inbuilt statistical and graphical functions. Firstly, this chapter shows how R works by talking you through a number of exercises, often producing graphical output, so you will get to know how to write simple code and become familiar with some of ...

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Population modelling including spatially explicit models.

R is an open-source statistical environment modelled after the previously widely used commercial programs S and S-Plus, but in addition to powerful statistical analysis tools, it also provides powerful graphics outputs. R can be used for some quite fast modelling jobs but its speed is nowhere near...

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Standard distributions in R.

There are a number of in-built probability distributions, including uniform, binomial, negative binomial, normal, log-normal, logistic, exponential, Chisquared, Poisson, gamma, Fisher's F, Student's t, Weibull and others. These are used to generate p-values from test statistics, to generate random...

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Revitalizing rural communities in Costa Rica through sustainable tourism.

The purpose of this chapter is to present Costa Rica as a model of sustainable tourism development that successfully supports the wellbeing of remote rural communities. The shifts in awareness that led Costa Rica to value and conserve its natural resources are thus discussed, as well as the...

Author(s)
Heyne, L. A.; Camacho, J. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391315)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The viability of swidden agriculture and its uncertain role in REDD+.

The first part of this chapter summarizes how swiddening, also called shifting agriculture and slash-and-burn agriculture, may still be a viable and relevant form of livelihood and food production in some locations and situations, particularly in Southeast Asia. In many parts of the world, shifting ...

Author(s)
Ziegler, A. D.; Borstein, D.; Yuen JiaQi
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farm computing and software.

This chapter initially provides a review of computer structure and operational systems, but more importantly provides coverage of farm computer uses that might be helpful to a farmer. This latter aspect is about the software available. Areas where application software is available are outlined,...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646565)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Positive mathematical programming.

This chapter describes the use of mathematical programming for developing farm-level models that are useful for agricultural policy assessment. It focuses on the technique most frequently used in agricultural policy evaluation in the EU, positive mathematical programming (PMP). Unlike other...

Author(s)
Arfini, F.; Donati, M.; Solazzo, R.; Veneziani, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter

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