Recommendation Report

In lab 1 you were introduced to Markdown in the context of documenting your project with readmes and data-dictionaries.

The basic syntax used in Markdown can be found in the BIOL Procedures and Guidelines. In the Procedures and Guidelines you are introduced to generic text editors for writing Markdown.

Markdown is a powerful authoring tool. Part of what makes it powerful is it's integration with other tools, such as R. in BIOL202 you will be introduced to statistical analyses using R. You will also be asked to author reports using R and RMarkdown - RMarkdown is one flavour of Markdown. Remember, the content that you're reading right now is all authored using R - when there's analyses being presented - and RMarkdown.

For this assignment, you will be learning RMarkdown and the environment in which we author R and RMarkdown documents - RStudio. You will not be expected to do your analysis in R.

Your Recommendation Report Draft will be submitted as both an RMarkdown document and a pdf. You will also need to include a copy of your data in long format saved as .csv and a file. More details on this in the following sections.

While your Recommendation Report Draft should be approximately 5 double-spaced pages, Times New Roman and font size 12, if you're using RStudio and the templates provided in this class, you should only have to concern yourself with the length of your report; the rest of the formatting will be handled when you export from RMarkdown to pdf.