About this book
Over the years S-PLUS has proven to
be a powerful tool for professional statisticians and data analysts. With
the release of S-PLUS for Windows, featuring pull down menus and dialogs,
the advanced statistical and visualization techniques of S-PLUS have
become easily accessible for all users. Its graphical interface has made
S-PLUS very popular among a much wider group of people than ever before.
Using S-PLUS through the graphical
user interface may satisfy the needs of many users. However, those whose
needs extend beyond what is offered by the ready-made GUI routines can
take advantage of the extensive possibilities of the elegant object
oriented S language contained in S-PLUS. An introduction into the S
language can be found in Chapters 8 and 9.
About the author
Longhow Lam is employed by Tele2 in Amsterdam, The
Netherlands where he works as a data mining analist. He has worked with
S-PLUS in different environments over the years, as fraud detection
modeler for Interpay, as researcher on statistical models for AIDS
incubation time for the Amsterdam Municipal Health Service, as S-PLUS
product specialist for CAN diensten in Amsterdam,
as a statistical consultant for Business&Decision and as risk modeler
for ABN-AMRO bank in Amsterdam.