Andreas Krause, Melvin Olson
The Basics of S and S-Plus
Springer-Verlag, New York, 1997
ISBN ISBN 0-387-94985-2

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From the back cover
S-Plus is a powerful tool for interactive data analysis, creating graphs, and implementing customized routines. Originating as the S language of AT&T Bell Laboratories, its modern language and flexibility make it appealing to data analysts from many scientific fields. 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 S-Plus manuals, it is not comprehensive, but instead introduces the most important ideas of S-Plus through the use of many examples. Each chapter also includes a collection of exercises that are accompanied by fully worked-out solutions and detailed comments. The volume is rounded off with practical hints on how efficient work can be performed in S-Plus. The book is well suited for self-study and as a textbook.

Sample Chapter
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List of known errors

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Andreas Krause, Novartis Pharma AG, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
Melvin Olson, Grandis Biotech GmbH, Freiburg, Germany

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