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You did an experiment or a survey, or you collected data, and you are ready to analyse them. But what is the first step? Everyone will tell you that you have to visualise your data with graphs. Yes, but how? and why? What are the common pitfalls to avoid? We are very grateful to Marion Louveaux, bio-image data analyst for this combination, adaptation and translation of the two French articles “Les pièges de la représentation de données” and “Comment se passer d’un barbarplot ?”. Let’s imagine that your dataset contains the sizes of two groups of individuals, A and B. You want to know ifRead More →

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Our diligent readers already know how important having well formatted data is for efficient statistical analyses. Here we gathered some advice on how to make a well structured database, in order to perform accurate analyses, and avoid driving your fellow analysts crazy. We are very grateful to Marion Louveaux, bio-image analyst for this translation of french version “Une base de données réussie” on our ThinkR website. An example is worth a thousand words. Let’s imagine you are a medical intern working on an experimental assay (any resemblance to people who actually existed …). We could have given the following title to our article: “How toRead More →