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

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Fri Jan 2 06:17:05 UTC 2004


Thanks for the leak. In passing, I found S the best to make publication
quality graphs and plots. Matlab and gnu-buffalo are skewed to light up
browsers, but the stuff appearing in papars I review is close to


Allen McIntosh wrote:
> >"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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