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

Christopher Browne cbbrowne at acm.org
Fri Jan 2 04:25:04 UTC 2004


Centuries ago, Nostradamus foresaw when "David L. Mills" <mills at udel.edu> would write:
> 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. Every few months or so I make another
> small step to overhaul the scripts for Matlab, but that ain't done yet.
> Volunteers are always cherished.

If you liked S, then you should take a look at R...

  <http://www.r-project.org/>

It is very similar to S, to the point to which many S scripts will run
unaltered under R.
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