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Software Release Announcement: S-Plus 6.0 for Windows

In a previous Benchmarks Online article, we reviewed the results of beta testing for the as yet unreleased version of S-Plus. This release of S-Plus marks the convergence of the version numbering for both Windows and UNIX platforms, S-Plus version 6.0. The University of North Texas's licensing agreement with Insightful Corp. allows distribution of our S-Plus licenses through the UNT bookstore (trade books).  A one year license of S-Plus 6.0 can be purchased for $25 accompanied by a signed licensing agreement form available through the bookstore for all UNT staff, students, and faculty. Additionally, S-Plus 6.0 is available on SOL (UNT's research UNIX machine) and is also installed on the ACS computer lab (located in the Information Sciences Building - ISB 110); labs in the College of Arts and Sciences: the GAB computer lab and the Wooten Hall computer lab. An Open Source freeware alternative to S-Plus is "R". R, sometimes called `GNU S', is a freely available language and environment for statistical computing and graphics which provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques: linear and nonlinear modeling, statistical tests, time series analysis, classification, clustering, etc. Please consult the R project homepage for further information.

A Sampling of Internet Resources Available to S-Plus Users

Books Available on S-Plus

  • The New S Language
    Richard A. Becker, John M. Chambers, and Allan R. Wilks
    Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove, CA (1988)
  • Programming with Data
    John M. Chambers
    Springer-Verlag, New York, NY (1998)
    ISBN 0-387-98503-4
  • The Basics of S and S-PLUS (second edition)
    Andreas Krause and Melvin Olson
    Springer-Verlag, New York (2000)
    ISBN 0-387-98961-7
  • An Introduction to S and S-PLUS
    P. Spector
    Duxbury Press, Belmont, CA (1994)
    ISBN 0-534-19866-X
  • S Programming
    W. N. Venables and B. D. Ripley
    Springer, New York (2000)
    ISBN 0-387-98966-8
  • Understanding Statistical Concepts Using S-PLUS
    Randall E. Schumaker, Ph.D.
    Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, New Jersey (2001)
    ISBN 0-8058-3623-3
  • An introduction to S-PLUS and the Hmisc and Design libraries
    C.F. Alzola and F.E. Harrell
    Freely available document
  • Applied Statistics in the Pharmaceutical Industry
    Steven P. Millard & Andreas Krause
    Springer (2001)
    ISBN 0-387-98814-9
  • Robust Diagnostic Regression Analysis
    Anthony Atkinson and Marco Riani
    Springer (2000)
    ISBN 0-387-95017-6
  • Applied Smoothing Techniques for Data Analysis:The Kernel Approach with S-PLUS Illustrations
    Bowman & Azzalini
    Claredon Press (1997)
    ISBN 0-19-852396-3
  • Applied Wavelet Analysis with S-PLUS
    Andrew Bruce and Hong-Ye Gao
    Springer-Verlag, New York, NY (1996)
    ISBN 0-387-94714-0
  • S Poetry
    P Burns
    Freely available document.
  • Statistical Models in S
    John Chambers and Trevor Hastie
    Chapman and Hall (1992)
    ISBN 0-412-05291-1 (hb)
    ISBN 0-412-05301-2 (pb)
  • Bootstrap Methods and Their Application
    A.C. Davison and D.V. Hinkley
    Cambridge University Press (1997)
    ISBN 0-521-57391-2
  • An Introduction to the Bootstrap
    Bradley Efron and Robert Tibshirani
    Chapman and Hall (1994)
    ISBN 0-412-04231-2
  • A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using S-PLUS
    B. Everitt
    Chapman and Hall, London (1994)
    ISBN 0-412-56310-X
  • Analyzing Medical Data Using S-PLUS (Statistics for Biology and Health)
    B. Everitt and S. Rabe-Hesketh
    Springer-Verlag (2001)
    ISBN 0-387-98862-9
  • Smoothing Techniques with Implementation in S
    W. Haerdle
    Springer-Verlag, New York (1991)
    ISBN 0-387-97367-2
  • Generalized Additive Models
    T. Hastie and R. Tibshirani
    Chapman and Hall (1990)
  • Regression Modeling Strategies with Applications to Linear Models, Logistic Regression, and Survival Analysis
    F.E. Harrell
    Springer (2001)
  • Statistical Tools for Nonlinear Regression: A Practical Guide with S-PLUS Examples
    S. Huet, A. Bouvier, M.-A. Gruet, and E. Joliet
    Springer-Verlag, New York, NY (1996)
    ISBN 0-387-94727-2
  • S+SpatialStats User's Manual
    S.P. Kaluzny, S.C. Vega, T.P. Cardoso, and A.A. Shelly
    Springer-Verlag, New York, NY (1997)
  • An Introduction to S-PLUS for Windows
    L. Lam
    Candiensten, Amsterdam (2001)
    ISBN 90-804652-2-4
  • Algorithms, Routines and S Functions for Robust Statistics
    A. Marazzi
    Wadsworth and Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove, CA (1993)
  • Statistical Methods for Reliability Data
    W. Meeker and L. Escobar
    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (1998)
    ISBN 0-471-14328-6
  • Applied Statistics in the Pharmaceutical Industry with case studies using S-PLUS
    Steven Millard and Andreas Krause (eds)
    Springer-Verlag New York (2001)
    ISBN 0-397-98814-9
  • Environmental Statistics in S-PLUS
    Steven P Millard and Naharaj K Neerchal
    CRC Press (2000)
    ISBN 0-849-37168-6
  • StatConcepts: A visual tour of statistical ideas
    H.J. Newton and J.L.Harvill
    Duxbury Press (1997)
    ISBN 0-534-26552-9
  • Stat Labs: Mathematical Statistics through Applications
    D. Nolan & T.P. Speed
    Springer (2000)
    ISBN 0-387-98974-0
  • Mixed-Effects Models in S and S-PLUS
    J.C Pinheiro and D.M. Bates
    Springer, New York, NY (2000)
    ISBN 0-387-98957-9
  • Understanding Statistical Concepts Using S-PLUS
    R. E. Schumacker and A. Akers
    Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc (2001)
    ISBN 0805836233
  • Modern Applied Biostatistical Methods Using S-PLUS
    S. Selvin
    Oxford University Press (1998)
    ISBN 0-19-512025-6
  • Modeling Survival Data
    Terry M Therneau and Patricia M Grambsch
    Springer, New York, NY (2000)
    ISBN 0-387-98784-3
  • Modern Applied Statistics with S-PLUS, Third Edition
    William N. Venables and Brian D. Ripley
    Springer, New York, NY (1999)
    ISBN 0-387-98825-4
  • Introduction to Robust Estimation and Hypothesis Testing
    R. Wilcox
    Academic Press (1997)
    ISBN 0-12-751545-3
  • Graphical Methods for Data Analysis
    J.M. Chambers, W.S. Cleveland, B. Kleiner, and P.A. Tukey
    Duxbury Press, Belmont, CA (1983)
  • Visualizing Data
    William S. Cleveland
    Hobart Press, Summit, NJ (1993)
    ISBN 0-9634884-0-6
  • The Elements of Graphing Data
    William S. Cleveland
    Hobart Press, Summit, NJ (1994)

Eviews license expanded

We have expanded the Eviews license to unlimited use on campus. Currently, the Econometric/Time Series forecasting software is installed on our ACSLab server GAUSS, which distributes RSS software for campus-wide use. The software is also available at the CAS labs such as Wooten Hall 120. If you are interested in using Eviews for your class, please contact your network manager and our ACS Student Computing Services Manager Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner.

Data Entry Helps With Surveys

Let Data Entry set up your survey with out Teleform software. Teleform software allows surveys to be scanned into a PC with a scanner, verified and then exported to a database such as Excel or SPSS. This saves time because the data does not have to be manually entered. Just bring Data Entry a rough draft of your survey. We then create the survey for you using our Teleform software. If you are interested in doing this, please call us at 940-565-3887 or 940-565-3894.