Biostatistics Short Course

Department of Life Science

and Center for Tropical Ecology and Biodiversity

Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan

November 6-8 and 13-15, 2009


Pierre Legendre

Professor, Université de Montréal


This page contains links to various documents and programs that will be used during the course

Course outline, Taichung 2009


Documents in PDF format

Part 1: Linear model

Day 1

"Multidimensional quantitative data" (Chapter extract)

"Regression" (Chapter extract)

"Multiple regression: computing the parameters by matrix inversion" (Teaching document)

"Model II regression" (R library support document)

Day 2

"Statistical tests, permutation tests" (Chapter extract)

"Comparison of two samples" (Teaching document)

"Appendix: t-test with Welch correction" (Manuscript extract)

"Compare several group means: anova" (Teaching document)

Day 3

"Other forms of anova" (Teaching document)

"General linear model" (Teaching document)


Part 2: Community ecology ordination

Day 1

"Algebra of Principal Component and Correspondence Analyses" (Teaching document)

"From classical to canonical ordination" (Chapter)

"Contingency table analysis" (Teaching document)

"Ecologically meaningful transformations for ordination of species data" (Article)

"Ordination methods for community composition data tables" (Summary Figure)

"Eigenvalues and eigenvectors" (Teaching document)

Day 2

"Some measures of resemblance" (Teaching document)

"Is Miss America an undernourished role model?" (Article)

"Variation partitioning" (Chapter extract)

"Types of variables in explanatory matrix X of multiple regression" (Teaching document)

"R-square, adjusted R-square" (Chapter extract)

"Variation partitioning of species data matrices: estimation and comparison of fractions" (Article)

"Polynomial regression, trend surface analysis" (Teaching document)

"Permutation test summary" (Classroom notes)

"Multiple regression with permutation test" (R function)

Day 3

"Partial linear regression and variation partitioning" (Chapter extract)

"Studying beta diversity: ecological variation partitioning by multiple regression and canonical analysis" (Article, Chinese and English versions)

"Canonical analysis" (Classroom notes)

"Response of 20 native tree species..." (Article)

"Distance-based redundancy analysis..." (Article)


Other documents

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Practicals in R

Practicals last updated November 6, 2009

Practicals for Part 1 of the course using the R statistical language

Practicals for Part 2 of the course using the R statistical language


Programs and PDF reprints from the lab of Pierre Legendre