Programming with Data: A Guide to the S Language

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 19, 1998 - Computers - 469 pages
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Here is a thorough and authoritative guide to the latest version of the S language and its programming environment. Programming With Data describes a new and greatly extended version of S, written by the chief designer of the language itself. It is a guide to the complete programming process, starting from simple, interactive use, and continuing through ambitious software projects. The focus is on the needs of the programmer/user, with the aim of turning ideas into software, quickly and faithfully. The new version of S provides a powerful class/method structure, new techniques to deal with large objects, extended interfaces to other languages and files, object-based documentation compatible with HTML, and powerful new interactive programming techniques. This version of S underlies the S-Plus system, versions 5.0 and higher.
 

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Contents

Quick Reference
95
Computations in S
119
Objects Databases and Chapters
195
Creating Functions
243
Creating Classes
279
Creating Methods
321
Documentation
355
Connections
373
Interfaces to C and Fortran
405
A Programming in C with S objects
427
B Compatibility with Older Versions
445
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