`Modern Applied Statistics with S-PLUS'
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by W.N. Venables & B.D. Ripley
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Errata and comments for the first printing of the third edition. The
book was completed well before S-PLUS 2000 was finalised, so some late
changes there are not reflected in the book.
p. 19 ll.-15,-9 [1] 3 4 2 1 3 4 4
p. 22 l.4 logical columns are not converted to character in S-PLUS
5.x and 6.x, although the statement is correct for S-PLUS 3.x,
4.x and R.
p. 24 l.-16 v <- 2 * x + y + 1
p. 41 l.9 at least >1<. Arrays can be of dimension 1 (although this
is not very useful).
p. 41 l.-6 a[3,5,9] should be a[2,5,10]
p. 66 l.-5. With legend, pch is a single character string concatenating the
symbols, not a vector. For numerical pch, use the vector argument
marks. See ?legend for full details and examples on your system:
R is different here.
p. 67 l.6 Apparently, these escape codes do not work in S-PLUS 2000,
despite being documented in the manuals for that system.
p. 134 (5.4) 1/b should be 1/(nb)
p. 167 The prediction problems with factors have been corrected
in S-PLUS 2000 and 6.x, using code we supplied.
p. 170 last line, displayed equation. For u <= 1 read |u| <= 1,
similarly read |u| > 1 for u >= 1.
p. 188 l.-6 names(cpus)[2:7]
Our code omitted to transform chmax: fortunately this makes
very little difference.
p. 203 l.2 of text. Replace `z ratio' by `t-value'.
p. 231 display zeta_k - eta
immediately below: remove `< zeta_{K+1}'
p. 252 confint.profile.nls needed to be altered for a fit wth just one
parameter.
p. 263 Our changes to D and make.call have been incorporated into
S-PLUS 2000, and so are not in the MASS library supplied with
that system.
p. 285 display. ... - \alpha . (This is necessary as the smoothers
used by gam() do not include the constant.)
p. 325 The sum of squares 0.17692 is not a cross-validated estimate of
prediction accuracy like the others for this dataset.
p. 351 l.8 tp <- factor(Cushings$Type[1:21])
is used to drop unused levels of the factor. On current systems
tp <- Cushings$Type[1:21, drop=T]
would be a better alternative, but both should work.
p. 371 third displayed equation. - is needed before H(t).
p. 451 An HTML-based help.start() is available under S-PLUS 5.1 (but
not 5.0). A Java-based help.start() is available under S-PLUS 6.0.
Typos
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p. v l.1 `Data Analysis Products Division' (no and).
p. vi Jos\'e Pinheiro
p. 15 l.14 >use< print(.Last.value)
p. 29 l.8 "likke" should be "like"
p. 191 l.1 of text dif>fthe< before each
p. 276 l.-3 wher>e