Programming in S

  • W. N. Venables
  • B. D. Ripley
Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)


The S language is both an interactive language and a language for adding new functions to the S-PLUS system. It is a complete programming language with control structures, recursion and a useful variety of data types. The S-PLUS environment provides many functions to handle standard operations, but most users need occasionally to write new functions, a topic we discuss in detail in the companion volume. In this chapter we discuss language ideas that will be seen in system functions.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. N. Venables
    • 1
  • B. D. Ripley
    • 2
  1. 1.CSIRO Marine LaboratoriesClevelandAustralia
  2. 2.University of OxfordOxfordUK

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