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Grafen & Hails: Modern Statistics for the Life Sciences

PowerPoint presentations

Here you can download customizable PowerPoint presentations for use in lectures, which are related to concepts from the textbook.

For Mac users, the thirteen presentations should work fine. PowerPoint is, however, a lousy medium because of poor cross-platform consistency. PC users may well have to go through each presentation fixing fonts, particularly when fixed space fonts have been relied on for spacing. More radically, there are animations in the presentations for weeks 4, 10 and 13. "Movies" are handled nicely by Macs. On PCs, they seem much more complicated. My solution has been to convert all the animations to GIFs, and make them loop. On the Mac version, click on an animation and it will start and stop at will. On PCs, this seems impossible to achieve (without PowerPoint having to call in QuickTime which takes over the screen and spoils the look). My solution results in the animations always running when the slide is being shown. So just for weeks 4, 10 and 13, there is a special GIF version indicated by the "pc" added to their name (they will run on Macs too).