Chapter 1 About this book

This book is an open source document. The book is built using the bookdown package (Xie 2019) in R, and pandoc.

We invite your contributions to this book by submitting an email to Please note that any contributions must be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. For more information, see “License” below.

1.1 Contributors

This project is coordinated by Andrew Apostoli, and Adam Martin. The original lab manual of which this book is based off of was created by Carl Mitchell and Keane Tirona (link to their pages) Also thank Conor Anderson and Karen Smith- can give a link to there pages aswell!

1.2 License

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Xie, Yihui. 2019. Bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown.