This collection contains software and data associated with the book:
Modern Applied Statistics with S-PLUS
by W.N. Venables & B.D. Ripley, Springer, 1999.
ISBN 0 387 98825 4. [Details]
The software is for the Third Edition; users of the Second Edition should find only minor differences, plus additional material.
The current software is for the Fourth Edition
This directory is for S-PLUS 3.x, 5.x and 6.x on Unix machines: the Windows software is elsewhere.The following files are available:
Files with suffix .gz are for use with gunzip.
Put the downloaded file VR6.tar.gz in an empty directory. Use any of
gzcat VR6.tar.gz | tar xvf - gzip -dc VR6.tar.gz | tar xvf - unzip VR6.zipor, if you have the GNU tar
tar zxvf VR6.tar.gzto unpack the software to various information files and the subdirectories MASS, class, nnet, spatial, treefix and test. (Directory test contains tests and instructions to use them.) Now follow the instructions in the file Installation in the top-level directory.
If you are using S-PLUS 3.x and do not have a working nroff (on SGI?), download VR6cathelp.tar.gz and use
gzcat VR6cathelp.tar.gz | tar xf - touch */.Data/.Cat.Help/*
Once installed, the libraries are made available via library commands such as
library(MASS, first=T) library(nnet) library(spatial) library(class) library(treefix, first=T)
Use either of
gzcat VR3scripts.gz | sh gzip -dc VR3scripts.gz | shto unpack the scripts to directory scripts. The file ch08 contains the code from Chapter 8, and so on. These files can be used to cut-and-paste from an editor to the S-PLUS session.
Read (and follow) the instructions in the file Installation.