Bio/Recursion (The Book + Code Files)
Last updated on 2018-02-25
About the Book
Hardcover version available on Amazon.
Bio/Recursion introduces topics in programming, computer science, and bioinformatics via examples in the R programming language. While often associated with statistics, Bio/Recursion employs R’s algorithmic capabilities to implement and visualize several fascinating methods, ranging from DNA alignment to drawing fractal trees.
Recursion (self-reference) provides a central theme, with topics spanning searching, sorting, data structures, proofs, fractals, and important bioinformatics algorithms.
The Book + Code Files
Code files provided as .Rmd within an RStudio project, with each code block labeled to its corresponding figure.
- Programming in R
- Recursive Structures
- Searching and Sorting
- Induction and Stacks
- Hash Tables, Memoization, and Dynamic Programming
- Fast Alignment and Local Alignment
- Hidden Markov Models
- Recursive Drawing and L-Systems
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