• Andreas Krause
  • Melvin Olson
Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)


Over the years, the S language and S-Plus have undergone many changes. Since its development in the mid-seventies, the three main authors of S, Rick Becker, John Chambers, and Allan Wilks, have enhanced the entire language considerably. All their work was done at Bell Labs with the original goal of defining a language to make it easier to do repetitive tasks in data analysis like calculating a linear model.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Krause
    • 1
  • Melvin Olson
    • 2
  1. 1.GeneData AGBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Ares-SeronoGeneva 20Switzerland

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