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Academic & Professional Books  Reference  Data Analysis & Modelling  R (Programming Language)

R for Conservation and Development Projects A Primer for Practitioners

Textbook Handbook / Manual
By: Nathan Whitmore(Author)
394 pages, 123 b/w illustrations
Publisher: CRC Press
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About this book

R for Conservation and Development Projects is aimed at conservation and development practitioners who need to learn and use R in a part-time professional context. It gives people with a non-technical background a set of skills to graph, map, and model in R. It also provides background on data integration in project management and covers fundamental statistical concepts. The book aims to demystify R and give practitioners the confidence to use it.

Key features:
- Viewing data science as part of a greater knowledge and decision making system
- Foundation sections on inference, evidence, and data integration
- Plain English explanations of R functions
- Relatable examples which are typical of activities undertaken by conservation and development organisations in the developing world
- Worked examples showing how data analysis can be incorporated into project reports

Contents

1. Introduction
2. Inference and Evidence
3. Data integration in project management
4. Getting started in R
5. Introduction to data frames
6. The Waihi project
7. ggplot2: graphing with the tidyverse
8. Customising a ggplot
9. Data wrangling
10. Data cleaning
11. Working with dates and time
12. Working with spatial data
13. Common R code mistakes and quirks
14. Basic statistical concepts
15. Understanding linear models
16. Extensions to linear models
17. Introduction to clustering and classification
18. Reporting and worked examples
19. Epilogue

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Biography

Nathan Whitmore is a conservation scientist and practitioner who worked previously as a fisheries observer, and a ranger for the New Zealand Department of Conservation. Between 2012 and 2018 he worked in Papua New Guinea where he provided scientific and project support for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Papua New Guinea programme. His professional interests include evidence-based decision making, sustainable use of wildlife, and traditional natural resource management.

Textbook Handbook / Manual
By: Nathan Whitmore(Author)
394 pages, 123 b/w illustrations
Publisher: CRC Press
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