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# Evolutionary Modeling

- Richard McElreath and Robert Boyd,
*Mathematical Models of Social Evolution*. Provides an introduction to the mathematical theory of social behavior for readers with modest mathematical background. - Hanna Kokko,
*Modelling for Field Biologists (and Other Interesting People)*. An introduction to different modeling approaches in evolution and ecology along with the computer programming code needed to enter the theoretician's laboratory. - Sarah P. Otto and Troy Day,
*A Biologist's Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution*. A complete guide to building and analyzing biological models, with examples drawn from epidemiology, population genetics, and ecology. The books starts with univariate, deterministic models, moves on to multivariate, deterministic models, and concludes with stochastic models. A wonderful book.

# Data Analysis

- John W. Tukey,
*Exploratory Data Analysis*. Teaches you a variety of techniques for looking at and understanding your data. - Edward R. Tufte,
*The Visual Display of Quantitative Information*. Teaches you why graphics are important. - William S. Cleveland,
*The Elements of Graphing Data*. Teaches you how to produce great graphics. - Charles M. Grinstead and J. Laurie Snell,
*Introduction to Probability*. The book can be downloaded for free here. - Michael G. Bulmer,
*Principles of Statistics*. An explanation of classical statistics with equal stress on theory and application. - Ray Hilborn and Marc Mangel,
*The Ecological Detective: Confronting Models with Data*. This book covers the philosophy of science and inference, and teaches you how to test models with data, drawing from ecology. - Andrew Gelman and Jennifer Hill,
*Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models*.

# R (free software for data analysis)

# LaTeX (free software for beautiful typsetting, especially useful for math)

- Allin Cottrell,
*Word Processors: Stupid and Inefficient*. - Tobias Oetiker, Hubert Partl, Irene Hyna, and Ellisabeth Schlegl,
*The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX 2e*.

# Mac Software

- Scrivener. Manages larger writing projects.
- WriteRoom. Distraction-free writing.
- Things. Task management software.
- Quicksilver. Rapidly perform tasks on your computer.
- 1Password. Manage all of your passwords.

# Miscellany

- 15 Evolutionary Gems. A resource from
*Nature*for those wishing to spread awareness of evidence for evolution by natural selection. - Make your own South Park character