- Efficiency and resource management issues. Resource usage monitoring. Vectorization.
- A comparative review of the old and new engines: S-PLUS 4.x and 5.0.
- Adding compiled code to S-PLUS.
- Packaging code in libraries: preparing help files, scripts and Makefiles, __BIG format.
- Preparing a GUI interface for S-PLUS 4.x.
- Manipulations on the language itself: the polynomial library.

The following material is available on-line:

OHPs for WNV's talks | compressed postscript | ||

Handout of S code for WNV's talks | compressed postscript | S3 code examples | S4 code examples |

OHPs for BDR's talks | compressed postscript | ||

Handout of S code for BDR's talks | compressed postscript |

- Visualization, density estimation and (low-dimensional) smoothing.
- The design, development and testing of model-fitting functions.
- Beyond linear regression: additive and projection-pursuit regression.
- Neural networks.
- Regression and classification trees.
- A case study: developing the
`lda`

functions.

The following material is available on-line:

References | compressed postscript | |

OHPs for most of the talks | compressed postscript | |

OHPs for WNV's first talk | compressed postscript | |

Handout of S code for WNV's second talk | compressed postscript | |

S software | code for examples | functions used (run first) |

Self-extracting archive of libraries for S-PLUS 4.5 | Wash.exe (1.1Mb) |

Note also the on-line complements to our book expand on much of this material.

Dr W. N. Venables Department of Statistics University of Adelaide Adelaide, South Australia 5005 Australia |
Professor B. D. Ripley Department of Statistics 1 South Parks Road Oxford OX1 3TG UK Email: ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk |

Last updated on Sunday 18 October 1998 by Brian Ripley (ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk)