Today I gave a talk at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (i.e., SICB) meeting in Charleston, SC. I talked about two things: 1) I dissected the data analysis pipeline in which we use stochastic character mapping to test the hypothesis that the state of a discrete character influences the rate of a continuous trait; and 2) I presented the Bayesian MCMC method for comparative analysis with intraspecific variation (as implemented in fitBayes). Anyone who has seen me give a talk knows that I generally put very little text on my powerpoint slides; however, I have posted the slides of my presentation (in pdf format) below anyway, because I used a format in which the analysis code (wherever possible) is pasted in a text box below the data figures and results. I thought that some of the readers of the blog might be interested in these slides and code. Enjoy!