© 2000

The Basics of S and S-Plus


Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Pages 1-5
  3. Pages 65-86
  4. Pages 87-111
  5. Pages 113-138
  6. Pages 139-167
  7. Pages 169-222
  8. Pages 223-256
  9. Pages 257-292
  10. Pages 319-332
  11. Pages 333-343
  12. Pages 345-364
  13. Pages 369-372
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 373-382

About this book


This book explains the basics of S-PLUS in a clear style at a level suitable for people with little computing or statistical knowledge. Unlike the manuals, it is not comprehensive, but instead introduces the most important ideas of S-PLUS and R, its companion in implementing the S language.

The authors take the reader on a journey into the world of interactive computing, data exploration, and statistical analysis. They explain how to approach data sets and teach the corresponding S-PLUS commands.

A collection of exercises summarizes the main ideas of each chapter. The exercises are accompanied by solutions that are worked out in full detail, and the code is ready to use and to be modified.

The volume is rounded off with practical hints on how efficient work can be performed in S-PLUS, for example by pointing out how to set up a good working environment and how to integrate S-PLUS with office products.

The book is well suited for self-study and as a textbook. It serves as an introduction to S-PLUS as well as R. A separate chapter points out the major differences between R and S-PLUS.

Over the last editions, the book has been updated to cover important changes like the inclusion of S Language Version 4, Trellis graphics, a graphical user interface, and many useful tips and tricks. The fourth edition is based on S-PLUS Version 7.0 for Windows and UNIX and has been updated and revised accordingly.


DEX S language S-PLUS STATISTICA Volume Windows data analysis graphics implementation information interface object-oriented programming (OOP) programming system tool

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Novartis Pharma AGBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Allergan, Inc. (eff. 5/2000)IrvineUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Basics of S and S-Plus
  • Authors Andreas Krause
    Melvin Olson
  • Series Title Statistics and Computing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-98961-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-22709-2
  • Series ISSN 1431-8784
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXII, 382
  • Number of Illustrations 34 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Statistics and Computing/Statistics Programs
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