Splus tutorial

Topics to be covered

Click on the class number to view the corresponding handout for the lab session.
The first five weeks will provide an introduction to S-Plus.
  1. [Spring98] Getting into and out of S-Plus. Help! Saving your work. Incorporating S-Plus output in reports. Introduction to lists, vectors, matrices, functions, and graphics. An illustrative example.
  2. [Spring98] Reading data from other sources; data from WWW sites (such as StatLib at Carnegie-Mellon University, and the U.S. Census Bureau). Data frames. Evaluation frames. Libraries. Search lists.
  3. [Spring98] Fancier graphics: beyond the defaults. Multiple plots per page, split screens, "graphics frames".
  4. [Spring98] Matrices, arrays, and factors.
  5. [Spring98] More about functions. Default arguments, variable numbers of arguments, return values. Idiot-proofing. Looping and conditional computations. 
    End of introduction to Splus 
  6. [Spring98] Data structures. Regression and model fitting. Manipulation of lm objects.
  7. [Spring98] Low-level graphics. Construction of customized plots.
  8. [Spring98] Fancy pictures: Trellis graphics.
  9. [Spring98] Classes and methods.
  10. [Spring98] Multivariate plotting.
  11. [Spring98] Libraries and dynamic graphics.
  12. [Spring98] Special projects.