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Trevor Branch
FISH 507
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Fisheries

Recommended: permission of instructor.

Class description

Take your thesis or dissertation data and create beautiful, publication quality graphics in R.(Formerly FISH507H, now FISH554.)

Student learning goals

Analysis and design of graphics for scientific papers.

Programming in R to use the graphical interface and produce customized multi-panel graphics.

Effective use of color in R.

Animated plots in R.

General method of instruction

Two lecture/labs per week in computer room.

Recommended preparation

FISH552 Introduction to R and FISH553 are highly recommended, or similar experience in using R, or permission of the instructor. Students can take FISH552 and FISH553 consecutively in Fall, and then FISH554 in winter. There is no required textbook but students are encouraged to buy Paul Murrell's "R graphics" and to read Edward Tufte's "The visual display of quantitative information"

Class assignments and grading

Weekly homework. Final project at the end of the quarter comprising two complex multipanel plots.

Credit / no credit.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Course website for 2012
Last Update by Trevor Branch
Date: 07/19/2013