Relationship Inference with Familias and R, written by Thore Egeland, Daniel Kling and Petter Mostad, uncovers genetic relationships through Familias and R software. Familias is an open and free software program that is widely used in forensic cases to identify disaster or crime scene victims, and in paternity cases. Animal and plant pedigrees can also be investigated. 

The book is designed for forensic case workers, researchers, and statisticians alike. It encompasses methodology, theory, case examples, and several practical exercises to work through. Complex examples include determining relationships in inbred families, and when DNA is mutated or degraded. Suggested solutions and tutorial videos are offered on the Familias website.

How long is a song? Who is the best Scrabble player in your family? Numbers tell stories about the world we live in, if we know how to use them. Tall Forteller, written by Jo Røislien and Kathrine Frey Frøslie, is an introductory statistics textbook designed to engage readers through practical research projects. 

The first section of Tall Forteller introduces statistical concepts "by proxy": by letting readers collect their own data to answer specific questions. The second section has short one-page explanations of the statistical concepts covered by the practical examples in section one. Unlike other textbooks, not a single mathematical formula is given. Instead, readers can download a free app which will perform the analyses. This app helps readers develop their statistical gut feeling and to understand how the stories behind the numbers can be told. 

Partial Least Squares (PLS) is a statistical approach used to model complex multivariable relationships. Handbook of Partial Least Squares covers all aspects of PLS analyses: from methods to applications, and from software to the interpretation of results. The book applies theory towards real examples from the world of marketing.

Chapter 16, "Three-Block Data Modeling by Endo- and Exo-LPLS Regression", is co-authored by Solve Sæbø. It details an approach to analyze consumer and product characteristic data, to better understand what sets different consumer groups apart and thereby target each group better.

Computational Biomedicine marries information technology with the medical sciences, and explores the biological organization of the human body from a systems biology perspective. Chapter 3, "From Genotype to Phenotype", is co-authored by Jon Olav Vik, and broadly looks at the underlying mechanistic models that link genetics and environmental factors to physiological conditions.


Published 19. November 2019 - 15:18 - Updated 22. November 2019 - 10:09