Re: [S] Possible Statistical Enhancements to S-PLUS

Prof Brian Ripley (
Mon, 30 Mar 1998 19:59:40 +0100 (BST)

Wim Kimmerer wrote:
> Regarding features to add to future version of S-Plus, I request that you
> provide a way for users to select a stripped-down version that combines
> functionality (when you need it) with the speed and leanness of Version
> 3.3. I would not consider an upgrade if it demanded more computer than V.
> 4, which I am not using because it is too slow and cumbersome (P-200, 32MB).

I don't see how that can be considered a _statistical_ enhancement.
However, there already exists such a version: try running

set SHOME=c:/spackages/splus4

(with suitable path changes). The only things you lose are the
command-line editing and interactive graphics: using a suitable shell
will give you the first, and the postscript() and pdf.graph() devices are
quite useful....

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595
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