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Product Details

  • Series: Statistics and Computing
  • Paperback: 419 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 3rd ed. edition (July 10, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0387954562
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387954561
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,394,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION

"True to its title, this is an introductory book on S-PLUS that even first-time users will find accessible, informative, and easy to follow. The book originates from lectures, and it retains the clarity of exposition of a well-organized course…an excellent introductory reference for first-year graduate students in statistics, because it provides not only the necessary information to get them started using the point-and-click GUI, but also an introduction to the use of the command line and to more advanced concepts, such as programming, object-oriented programming, and the use of Trellis graphics. All the while, the book avoids the overwhelming complexities typical of a software manual, and the few, well-thought-out exercises (with careful solutions) at the end of each chapter supply the motivation to explore more advanced topics."

SOCIOLOGICAL METHODS & RESEARCH

From the second edition: "Krause and Olson rely very heavily on the idea that it is best to show how something is done before explaining its more abstract aspects. With their clear, step-by-step instructions, this should be quite effective. There are many useful tips throughout the book and a collection of hints and practical topics in one chapter…For those new to S-PLUS, Krause and Olson have provided an invaluable starting point. For the instructor seeking a single volume that introduces the basics of the powerful data analysis abilities in S-PLUS that lie beneath the GUI and that provides a good grasp of its unified approach to statistics and integrated graphics, the only choice is Krause and Olson. Moreover, by making S-PLUS so accessible, Krause and Olson expand the audience for whom S-PLUS is an appropriate environment for their introduction to data analysis."

TECHNOMETRICS

"Its inclusion of GUI coverage makes it a good choice for any statistician who wants to get started with S-PLUS."

From the Back Cover

This book explains the basics of S-PLUS in a clear style at a level suitable for people with little computing or statistical knowledge. Unlike the manuals, it is not comprehensive, but instead introduces the most important ideas of S-PLUS and R, its companion in implementing the S language.

The authors take the reader on a journey into the world of interactive computing, data exploration, and statistical analysis. They explain how to approach data sets and teach the corresponding S-PLUS commands.

A collection of exercises summarizes the main ideas of each chapter. The exercises are accompanied by solutions that are worked out in full detail, and the code is ready to use and to be modified.

The volume is rounded off with practical hints on how efficient work can be performed in S-PLUS, for example by pointing out how to set up a good working environment and how to integrate S-PLUS with office products.

The book is well suited for self-study and as a textbook. It serves as an introduction to S-PLUS as well as R. A separate chapter points out the major differences between R and S-PLUS.

Over the last editions, the book has been updated to cover important changes like the inclusion of S Language Version 4, Trellis graphics, a graphical user interface, and many useful tips and tricks. The fourth edition is based on S-PLUS Version 7.0 for Windows and UNIX and has been updated and revised accordingly.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jorge Soberon Mainero on September 7, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book has proven the difference between not being able to use my new S-Plus license and beginning to feel that I am on my way to master it. The book is clearly written, has many examples and exercises and has enabled me (a total alien to S-Plus until a month ago) to be able to start doing some useful analysis and data exploration. The book is about getting familiar with the kinds of things you can do with S-Plus. It is not intended to teach you statistics or linear algebra (it is assumed that you know at least the elementary stuff about data analysis), but it will certainly teach you how to use most features of the S-Plus system, both through the graphics interface and using the command-line interface, which is more powerful. Bottom line: excelent book for those wishing to move from another statistical environment to S-Plus.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "yin_luo" on May 14, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is a good book to start learning S-Plus. The authors provide a good overview of the basic features of S-Plus. I would suggest read this book first, then read Venables & Ripley's Modern Applies Statistics with S.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Henderson on September 20, 2003
Format: Paperback
Last year I started teaching myself the S-PLUS command line for a pretty hard-core statistics course that I was taking. With the aid of class notes, the help menu, and the Internet I managed to fumble through and to avoid spending $100 for this book. This year I am taking another stats course that relies heavily on S-PLUS, so I relented and bought the book, as well as "Modern Applied Statistics with S".
Not only has "The Basics of S-PLUS" been an excellent language reference, but it very clearly describes how S works making many of the programming solutions I spent so many hours concocting last year seem simple in retrospect. Highly recommended for students if you have the money, and if you think that S-PLUS is likely to pop up regularly during the course of your studies and/or graduate thesis.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By PharmBoy on July 27, 2004
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I love this book and recomend it to anyone who would like to branch out in S-plus beyond the GUI. The great strengths of this book are its great clarity, its realistic and useful examples, and most importantly, its scope. This text will not teach you everything you need to know about S and S+. BUT it will show you what you need for probably 80-90% of what you may need S to do for you. After mastering the techniques in this book, I'm ready to progress, but it still is the first book I consult when faced with an S problem. If you want to learn S+, this book is essential.
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