[S] Statistical Enhancements to S-Plus

Mark Andersen (manderse@nmsu.edu)
Mon, 30 Mar 1998 16:04:33 -0700


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 agree completely. The two biggest improvements S-Plus could make to
its
statistical functionality would be to

1) Ditch Object Browser completely, and
2) Fix the way loops are handled.

Just as an aside, I have a little program that I run for amusement from
time
to time. It displays a beer bottle on the screen; as you move the mouse
cursor toward it, the beer bottle moves away from the mouse cursor. Thus

you can chase the beer bottle across the screen with the mouse. Object
Browser is just as useless as this program is, without being nearly as
amusing.

cheers,
Mark A.

--
Dr. Mark C. Andersen, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003-0003
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