0.2 Prerequisites

This guide assumes a basic knowledge of R and the tidyverse, including data types, assignments, and pipes. It also assumes a background knowledge of the core scanner and the nature of the data it produces; see Croudace et al. (2019) and references therein. Some of the sections on data analysis assume some knowledge of compositional data analysis.


Croudace, Ian W., Ludvig Löwemark, Rik Tjallingii, and Bernd Zolitschka. 2019. “High resolution XRF core scanners: A key tool for the environmental and palaeoclimate sciences.” Quaternary International 514 (May): 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2019.05.038.