An R Companion for the Handbook of Biological Statistics

Salvatore S. Mangiafico



The Handbook for Biological Statistics



This Companion follows the .pdf version of the third edition of the Handbook of Biological Statistics


The Handbook provides clear explanations and examples of some the most common statistical tests used in the analysis of experiments.  While the examples are taken from biology, the analyses are applicable to a variety of fields.


The Handbook provides examples primarily with the SAS statistical package, and with online calculators or spreadsheets for some analyses.  Since SAS is a commercial package that students or researchers may not have access to, this Companion aims to extend the applicability of the Handbook by providing the examples in R, which is a free statistical package.


The .pdf version of the third edition is available at www.biostathandbook.com/HandbookBioStatThird.pdf.


Also, the Handbook can be accessed without cost at www.biostathandbook.com/.  However, the reader should be aware that the online version may be updated since the third edition of the book.


Or, a printed copy can be purchased from http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-mcdonald/handbook-of-biological-statistics/paperback/product-22063985.html.