# Statistics and R

Lastly, we begin studying Statistics and R. This module takes an estimated 1 hour to complete.

## What is Statistics?

Statistics is the discipline that concerns the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data.

## Why Should I Study Statistics?

The field of Bioinformatics is comprised of many quantitative and biological scientists working together to effectively process data and extract the treasure trove of information it contains. Statisticians, with their deep understanding of variability and uncertainty quantification, play a key role in these efforts.

## Materials for Statistics

We review the basics of statistics using 2 courses, which complement each other:

In order to access Statistics and R course material, make sure to create an Edx account (if you do not have one already) and enroll in the course. It's completely free.

To access Inferential Statistics materials enroll the course to audit.

## What Are the Learning Outcomes of This Week?

By the end of this week, you should:

Know the basics statistics and R

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