That sounds spot on Matt. It gives you room to showcase your technical chops with R and your subject matter knowledge from your Biochemistry background. A lot of people get caught up on just the tech side of it and forget about making the analysis relevant to a real-world use case. If you can take the raw data, wrangle it, present it and give proper analysis on what you've found, it would be very well received - especially when it comes to making your CV/resume stand out from the rest of the pile.
Great, thanks for the encouragement,
Are you familiar with the R package 'caret'? Powerful package, it actually allows one to run and compare multiple methods with the same syntax, basically the same command(s)...
BTW, I had an high school exchange student friend from Carrickfergus. Do you know it? ;))
Not familiar with the package but I'll put it on my list to check out.
And I do indeed know Carrickfergus. They've got a great old Norman castle up there and a colleague from my $DAYJOB is from the town. If you are into crime fiction, the Northern Irish writer Adrian McKinty sets his Troubles-based Sean Duffy detective series in Carrick (where he himself grew up). Small world!
The comedian Steven Wright says, "small world but i wouldnt want to paint it."
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