This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled BioQUEST Summer Workshop 2006: Exploring Complex Data Sets at Beloit College in June 2006. The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium is committed to the reform of undergraduate biology instruction through an emphasis on engaging students in realistic scientific practices. This approach is sometimes characterized as an inquiry driven approach and is captured in BioQUEST's three P's (problem-posing, problem-solving, and peer-persuasion). As part of this workshop groups of faculty were encouraged to initiate innovative curricular projects. We are sharing these works in progress in the hope that they will stimulate further exploration, collaboration and development. Please see the following links for additional information:

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Possible Audiences:

Workshop participants
College students  


Brief Overview:

The goal of this project is to determine from a series of data sets of interbeat time interval recordings to determine which data sets were real recordings and which were generated.
MATLAB© was used to create a matrix of data and generate 2-D and 3-D plots from which fake and real data sets were determined.  


Project Materials:



Resources and References:

Real and generated data sets work downloaded from PhysioNet 2002 Challenge MATLAB© is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages from  


Future Directions:

Create better visualization using software such as EasyViz.