[R] Would like to practice running ecological data & R code

Bert Gunter bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 03:17:47 CET 2016

You might want to start here:


I am sure there are many interesting data sets in these packages.

Please also search online for R tutorials -- there are many good ones,
some targeted for your field I'm sure. Google is your friend.


Bert Gunter

"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along
and sticking things into it."
-- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )

On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 4:14 PM, Loretta Fisher <llfn at uw.edu> wrote:
> Dear R help list,
> I am a beginner using R for univariate and multivariate analysis of
> ecological data.  About the only thing I can do with R script on my own
> thus far is run an ANOVA and a Tukey's HSD test, and I'm finding that this
> skill level is not getting me very far in new types of ecological data I am
> playing with. It really helps me understand R better when I can run through
> existing code (preferably well-annotated) and data sets written by others
> to just learn how R communicates with itself, and how it navigates data
> with different attributes.  Does anyone know of any places I could find
> online (or would anyone be willing to share) .csv files containing
> ecological data along with simple text files of R code to go with those
> .csv files?  I promise to use these data and R scripts only for my own
> educational purposes and am happy to sign any sort of agreements that
> anyone might need to feel comfortable sharing data and code with me for
> this purpose.  I also promise that I am not currently enrolled in any
> courses using R, and that I will never try to pass off any code written by
> someone else as my own in any courses I take.  This request is simply for
> my own learning, based on the method that works best for me.
> At the moment, I'm specifically looking for data and R script that involve
> categorical explanatory variables with response variables that are bounded
> between 0 and 1, though I am also interested in running and learning from
> any code written for ecological datasets.  My own research is in grassland
> plant communities, but I am interested in ecological data collected on any
> sort of ecosystems or organisms.  For multivariate data, I would really
> like to understand principal coordinates analysis better.  I would also
> like to start learning Beysian methods.
> Thank you!
> Loretta Fisher
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