Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)


S is a language for “programming with data”, in the words of the title of Chambers (1998). John Chambers of Bell Labs (formerly part of AT&T, currently part of Lucent Technologies) has been its principal designer over more than two decades, and was awarded the prestigious 1998 Association for Computing Machinery Award for Software Systems for, in the words of the citation,

the S system, which has forever altered how people analyze, visualize, and manipulate data.

For the last decade it has been the major vehicle for the delivery of new statistical methodology to end users.


Statistical Methodology Binary Version Open Source System Standard Statistical Analysis Academic Credit 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CSIRO Marine LaboratoriesClevelandAustralia
  2. 2.University of OxfordOxfordUK

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