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What statistical concepts are important in bioinformatics?

Topic

Computation in the life sciences

Framing Question

What statistical concepts are important in bioinformatics?

Learning Objectives

  • Calculate average, median, mode, range, standard deviations for a given data set.
  • Calculate p-values using a t-test for discrete data.
  • Calculate p-values using a z-test for continuous data.
  • Calculate an e-value statistic.
  • Describe the importance of statistical analysis of big data sets.
  • Create a network to illustrate gene interactions.

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