An R Companion for the Handbook of Biological Statistics

Salvatore S. Mangiafico

Formal Statistics Books

When describing a particular statistical analysis—especially one that your readers may not be familiar with—it’s a good idea to cite an authoritative statistical source.  A few that may be useful for this purpose:


  • Biostatistical Analysis by Jerrold Zar
  • Introduction to Biostatistics by Sokal and Rohlf
  • Categorical Data Analysis by Alan Agresti
  • Mixed-Effects Models in S and S-Plus by José Pinheiro and Douglas Bates