Quantifying Life

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This textbook introduces quantitative modeling for biological questions using R programming to make the concepts concrete. The modeling topics include basic mathematics (functions), descriptive statistics, basic probability, estimation of means, hypothesis testing for independence, Bayesian approach, linear and nonlinear least-squares fitting, Markov models, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, difference equations, differential equations, fixed points and stabillity.

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