The S Language

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


S is a language for the manipulation of objects. It aims to be both an interactive language (like, for example, a UNIX shell language) as well as a complete programming language with some convenient object-oriented features. In this chapter we are concerned with the interactive language, and hence certain language constructs used mainly in programming are postponed to Chapter 4.


Dimension Vector Data Frame Character String Search Path Index Vector 
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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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