ESS-help -- ESS (Emacs Speaks Statistics) Discussion and Help


About ESS-help
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Public mailing list for users of ESS for GNU & X Emacs
("ESS-help" formely was "S-mode")

ESS := Emacs Speaks Statistics -- A package for editing source and running
command oriented statistics programs, currently including R, S-PLUS, Lisp-Stat, SAS, Stata, BUGS,...

For more info, see the ESS site.

The purposes of the mailing list include

- helping users of ESS (formerly known as S-mode) to get along with it
- discussing aspects of using ESS for GNU Emacs and Xemacs
- suggestions for improvements
- announcements of new [beta] releases of ESS.
- posting small patches to ESS

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the ESS-help Archives.

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