[ntp:questions] Re: A utility called "S"?

Allen McIntosh mcintosh at nospam.com
Fri Jan 2 00:04:11 UTC 2004

>"Richard B. Gilbert" wrote:
>> While berivity may be the soul of wit, "S" is a little too brief to be
>> useful unless you already know where to get it and how to use it.   I'm
>> imagining trying to search the web for "S"....

David L. Mills <mills at udel.edu> wrote:
>Brace for a blast from the past. The S package was distributed some
>years ago by AT&T (no kidding). It was quite a classy package and
>produced wonderful publication documents on Sunses and allegedly
>Windows. We used it here for awhile and it might even yet be available,
>but real engineers now use Matlab.

Real statisticians still use S. :-)

Seriously though, S (renamed Splus) is now marketed by Insightful
Corp (www.insightful.com).  Google for Splus gets you lots of
references.  There is also an open-source package called R that
is very similar to S.

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