Welcome to a Little Book of R for Bioinformatics!

By Avril Coghlan, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, U.K. Email: alc@sanger.ac.uk

This is a simple introduction to bioinformatics, with a focus on genome analysis, using the R statistics software.

To encourage research into neglected tropical diseases such as leprosy, Chagas disease, trachoma, schistosomiasis etc., most of the examples in this booklet are for analysis of the genomes of the organisms that cause these diseases.

There is a pdf version of this booklet available at: https://github.com/avrilcoghlan/LittleBookofRBioinformatics/raw/master/_build/latex/Bioinformatics.pdf.

If you like this booklet, you may also like to check out my booklet on using R for biomedical statistics, http://a-little-book-of-r-for-biomedical-statistics.readthedocs.org/, and my booklet on using R for time series analysis, http://a-little-book-of-r-for-time-series.readthedocs.org/.


Thank you to Noel O’Boyle for helping in using Sphinx, http://sphinx.pocoo.org, to create this document, and github, https://github.com/, to store different versions of the document as I was writing it, and readthedocs, http://readthedocs.org/, to build and distribute this document.


I will be grateful if you will send me (Avril Coghlan) corrections or suggestions for improvements to my email address alc@sanger.ac.uk


The content in this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.