An introduction to the use of the R statistical computing environment for analysis of biodiversity data. This workshop will provide a brief introduction to R, an overview of resources for ecological and evolutionary analysis in R, and give participants hands-on experience using R to analyze the evolution of species traits and the taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic diversity of ecological communities.
You will need to have the latest version of R and the following packages installed on your computer prior to the workshop:
Once you have installed R, you can install the picante package by typing the following command within R while connected to the internet:
The RStudio Desktop development environment is optional but highly recommended.