Frequently Asked Questions about S. $Revision: 1.24 $
This document contains answers to some of the most frequently asked
questions in the
S-news mailing list and
newsgroup about S and S-PLUS. They're all good questions, but they come
up often enough that substantial net bandwidth can be saved by looking
here first before asking.
MathSoft now has their own Web site which provides useful
material which is kept more current than the information provided here.
The URL for this site is
If you are using a Web browser, you may access this site by clicking
This list is currently available in ASCII, TeXInfo, and HTML versions.
These are maintained by Charles Roosen
<firstname.lastname@example.org> with the gracious assistance of
Martin Maechler and many subscribers to the
S-news mailing list.
statlib. For information on accessing
statlib, See section What is the
statlibserver? How can I access it?.
The primary document is the TeXInfo file. The HTML version
is automatically produced from the TeXInfo version using
The ASCII version is produced from the TeXInfo using
These documents are also available by anonymous ftp from
ftp.stat.math.ethz.ch in directory
/pub/Doc. Note that
unless we develop a script to automatically update the files at
statlib, the versions at
more current than those at
If you have any suggested additions or corrections, please send them to
<email@example.com> with a subject
line of the form
S-faq Suggestion: [Insert Topic Here].
Special thanks to Rick Becker and Brian Ripley for their patience in
looking over and making suggestions and corrections to the many attempts
that led to this faq. Bill Dunlap and Pat Burns were kind enough to go
through and suggest modifications. Thanks are also due to the members
S-news newsgroup, too many to mention, who contributed
suggestions and questions for this FAQ. Portions of this faq were
shamelessly lifted from a similar document provided by Rick Becker and
previous answers on this net.
Some general questions, though stated in terms of S only, are applicable to both S and S-PLUS.
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